For a few hours this morning, Stephen Strasburg was the top story in sports. The Nationals finally won something, Scott Boras lost in his quest for $25 or $50 million, and a dollop of optimism was injected into the nation’s capital overnight. With a bevy of young arms in the minors – led by Jordan Zimmermann and shortly, Strasburg – and a batting lineup that’s quietly in the top 10 in average and OBP (and top 15 in OPS), it’s probably not a stretch to say that the summer of 2011 could bring relevant baseball to the DC area for the first time since the Orioles reached the postseason as a wild card team in 1996. The only negative in all of this? To hear Scott Boras attempt to spin his way out of this loss tomorrow. [Washington Post, SI]
Peter King Compliments Non-ESPN Baseball Writers for Crediting Scoop, on the Day He Broke Russell Wilson Contract
Probably just a coincidence.
RIP the 80s wrestling villain.
The Patriots Asked the NFL to Correct Erroneous PSI Leaks, and Make Investigating Leaks Part of Wells Report
Internal laundry being aired out.
Good news for the Mets.
Remember the 90s?
A sling and an enormous cast.
Coaching change. Questions on offense. Easy schedule.