Monday, September 10, 2012

 Men Among Men: Historical Reflections in the Age of Strasburg

So ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg is shut down. Only 24, gifted as can be, having completed a mostly magical season of dominance over National League hitters, his bosses with the Washington Nationals have said, “Sit down, kid. Your season is over.” This while the club has the best record in baseball and is poised to be the first Washington, D.C., baseball franchise to play in the postseason since 1933.