Friday, August 27, 2010

Sad news for Washington National's Strasburg

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Nationals-expect-phenom-Strasburg-to-get-Tommy-?urn=mlb-265646

It looks like Stephen Strasburg is going to need Tommy John surgery, which means this year and next year are essentially done for him. As a sports fan, I hate seeing news like this (although if Lebron really rolled an ankle, I probably wouldn't be overly upset). Unfortunately, this is a big setback from that predicted Hall of Fame career the mainstream media predicted for him. In truth, while he maybe back next year, it could be 2-3 years from now before he begins to show the skill he was exhibiting prior to the injury. That's huge hit for his career.

This is just another reason why hall of fame careers in baseball are so hard to achieve, early injuries can kill some of those dominant years pitchers need to have to have a shot at the HOF. While injury is not specifically referenced it's definitely something I was conscious of in making my warning: #3 on the Friday list http://lifeandtimesincleveland.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-thoughts-632010-thursday-edition.html

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