Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is Strasburg All Star material?

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg is for real. He has lived up to the hype surrounding him since he was drafted first overall out of San Diego State. True,he hasn't pitched against the elite teams in the majors,but the stats he's put up,you can't deny he's on the fast track to the Rookie of the Year award. The question is,if Strasburg continues at his current pace,does he deserve to be named to the All-Star team. True, it would be a case of too much too soon. But can you really name 7 or 8 better starters than Strasburg at this point. Halladay,Carpenter,Cain,Lincecum, and maybe Santana are clearly ahead of Strasburg in the pitching class of the National League. But right now I can't think of anyone else that stands above him. He may not named to the All Star squad this summer,but you can put money on it that he'll be a fixture there for years to come.    

I don't like soccer but the U.S. squad has me paying attention

I'm not a soccer fan nor will I ever will be. But the U.S. team in the World Cup has me paying a little attention to the sport for once. I'm not here to pimp the sport or give it props. I could really care less. But for some reason i've paid attention to it. Maybe because the U.S. actually has a chance to make a deep run for the first time in ages. Yeah I know,don't break your ankle jumping off the bandwagon. Hey,I never claimed to have actually like the sport in the first place,so all you faux Yankees,Lakers,and Cowboys fans can shut up. Maybe it's my patriotism kicking in a little bit. I don't know. All I know is that privately I've jumped on the wagon and won't jump off until the U.S. is out of the tournament.