Ramble On Sports

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Posted by bdowd625 on August 27, 2010

ESPN is reporting at this hour that Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will most likely need Tommy John surgery. Yikes. Is this what it’s like to be a Nationals fan? Just a constant stream of bullshit? I feel for you people. The second you have someone to cheer for you get hammered with this bad news. That sucks.

If I were Bryce Harper right now, I’d go hide in my closet. You’re not escaping from this whole thing unscathed, Bryce. You don a Nationals jersey and you begin down a path of inexplicable bad luck. It’s science.

The good news for Strasburg – if you can even call it that – is that this surgery will most likely make his velocity go through the roof. Tommy John’s typically tightens the ligaments in the elbow to the point where players gain a little giddyup on their fastballs. So where does that leave Strasburg? Right around 118 MPH. That’s video game-type stuff right there, folks.


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