Comment of the day
Iâ€™m getting tired of this race to the bottom/Strasburg sweepstakes shit. Cheering against your team is â€” purely in my opinion â€” sucky behavior even if it results in a long-term benefit. But it goes beyond that.
1. The Nationals are a way worse team (hard as that is to believe) and they have a much harder schedule over the remaining weeks. The Mâ€™s are not going to catch them at the bottom.
2. Even with first pick, the Nationals might not bust slot to pick Strasburg
3. Even if the Mâ€™s have first pick, or the Natâ€™s do but pass on Strasburg, the Mâ€™s may not bust slot to pick him either.
4. Even if the Mâ€™s do end up with Strasburg, he may never see the majors (Ryan Christianson ring a bell?) or he may end up not being anything special (Jeff Austin? Tim Stauffer?) or he might blow up his arm (too many to list).
All of this means that talking about Strasburg all the time makes you sound like the guy who insists heâ€™s going to move to California where Angelina Jolie will divorce Brad Pitt and marry him. Yeah, itâ€™s possible but itâ€™s unlikely, and even if it happens itâ€™s still getting annoying to listen to. I realize thereâ€™s essentially no reason left to watch the team except the pure love of baseball, but tedious and repetitive is tedious and repetitive, no matter how likely (or not). Youâ€™re being worse than a bad fan. Youâ€™re being boring. Donâ€™t be boring.