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(USA Today)   With the season on the line, a big-game pitcher will demand the ball. Stephen Strasburg is not one of those pitchers   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2017-10-11 11:46:50 AM  
He's not going to live this one down. Like David Price and his playoffs ineptitude.
 
2017-10-11 04:19:36 PM  
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2017-10-11 04:24:44 PM  
And yet he is pitching as I type.
 
2017-10-11 04:40:47 PM  
Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.
 
2017-10-11 04:43:49 PM  

Hendawg: And yet he is pitching as I type.


This. This greenlight came about 8 hours late.
 
2017-10-11 04:46:42 PM  
Uhh....what? He's got 2 K's, no walks and no hits through 1-1/2 innings thus far...
 
2017-10-11 05:02:26 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: Hendawg: And yet he is pitching as I type.

This. This greenlight came about 8 hours late.


So the headline is not connected to reality, and is trolling a situation that doesn't exist. I wish that was rare.
 
2017-10-11 05:09:37 PM  
So if he wins today it's still a loss amirite?
 
2017-10-11 05:10:53 PM  

bingethinker: Hillbilly Jim: Hendawg: And yet he is pitching as I type.

This. This greenlight came about 8 hours late.

So the headline is not connected to reality, and is trolling a situation that doesn't exist. I wish that was rare.


 Dusty Baker didn't want to pull the article.
 
2017-10-11 05:37:58 PM  
I would have nothing against him if he hadn't pitched.  Part of helping your team win is knowing when someone else would do the job better.
 
2017-10-11 05:52:45 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I would have nothing against him if he hadn't pitched.  Part of helping your team win is knowing when someone else would do the job better.


This. If he isn't up to par, he shouldn't pitch.

Especially when they need to win two games.

If a pitcher goes in off his game and feeling bad, he probably isn't going to do well
 
2017-10-11 05:53:18 PM  

edmo: So if he wins today it's still a loss amirite?


If he loses today he's an idiot who should've rested more and cost his team the series.
 
2017-10-11 06:02:32 PM  

UNC_Samurai: bingethinker: Hillbilly Jim: Hendawg: And yet he is pitching as I type.

This. This greenlight came about 8 hours late.

So the headline is not connected to reality, and is trolling a situation that doesn't exist. I wish that was rare.

 Dusty Baker didn't want to pull the article.


He's waiting until it gets 98 clicks.
 
2017-10-11 06:51:38 PM  
12 Ks so far....maybe the Nats told him he couldn't pitch just to stoke his ire.
 
2017-10-11 06:59:46 PM  
They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.
 
2017-10-11 07:21:58 PM  
If it really was the flu, antibiotics will be of fark all use. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections. The flu is caused by a virus.
 
2017-10-11 07:23:35 PM  

ukexpat: If it really was the flu, antibiotics will be of fark all use. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections. The flu is caused by a virus.


I thought it was mold.
 
2017-10-11 07:25:12 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.


There are drugs you can use to postpone the flu, but not get rid of it.  South Park's Trey Parker talks about a doctor giving him a shot when he was wiped out and had to make a show, and how it gave him a cold for six weeks afterwards.
 
2017-10-11 07:29:49 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: common sense is an oxymoron: They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.

There are drugs you can use to postpone the flu, but not get rid of it.  South Park's Trey Parker talks about a doctor giving him a shot when he was wiped out and had to make a show, and how it gave him a cold for six weeks afterwards.


It also could be that people tend to lump everything into the "cold" or "flu" piles when they don't know what they are actually dealing with.
 
2017-10-11 07:35:55 PM  

dywed88: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: common sense is an oxymoron: They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.

There are drugs you can use to postpone the flu, but not get rid of it.  South Park's Trey Parker talks about a doctor giving him a shot when he was wiped out and had to make a show, and how it gave him a cold for six weeks afterwards.

It also could be that people tend to lump everything into the "cold" or "flu" piles when they don't know what they are actually dealing with.


This. The article I linked said sinusitis.
 
2017-10-11 07:37:02 PM  
Maybe some big time gamblers wanted the line to move
 
2017-10-11 07:52:26 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.


Who says we don't want PEDs in baseball?
 
2017-10-11 08:07:44 PM  
<BSPN>
Strasburg strasburged his strasburg over seven strasburgs last strasburg. It was a vintage strasburg.
</BSPN>
 
2017-10-12 07:27:04 AM  

WoodyHayes: Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.


No, the difficult thing is to not show up for work when they pay you $175 million.  He probably tripped over his balls and started wheezing from his choking reflex.
 
2017-10-12 07:29:14 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: They switched his antibiotics last night and he got better. Three hits and 12 Ks over seven innings better.


It's a miracle!

Probably got told to get his candy ass in the game.
 
2017-10-12 11:49:26 AM  

Magnus: WoodyHayes: Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.

No, the difficult thing is to not show up for work when they pay you $175 million.  He probably tripped over his balls and started wheezing from his choking reflex.


His job is not "to show up for work," his job is to help his team win. If a player feels that his replacement playing at or near 100% gives their employer a better chance to win it is that player's moral obligation to say so. It'd be pretty farking easy to just say "I got this" and then get shelled knowing they'll get shiat on by people that aren't him and don't know his body even more if they're honest.
 
2017-10-12 02:50:00 PM  

WoodyHayes: Magnus: WoodyHayes: Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.

No, the difficult thing is to not show up for work when they pay you $175 million.  He probably tripped over his balls and started wheezing from his choking reflex.

His job is not "to show up for work," his job is to help his team win. If a player feels that his replacement playing at or near 100% gives their employer a better chance to win it is that player's moral obligation to say so. It'd be pretty farking easy to just say "I got this" and then get shelled knowing they'll get shiat on by people that aren't him and don't know his body even more if they're honest.


But WARRIOR'S CODE!!!!!
 
2017-10-12 02:51:19 PM  

WoodyHayes: Magnus: WoodyHayes: Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.

No, the difficult thing is to not show up for work when they pay you $175 million.  He probably tripped over his balls and started wheezing from his choking reflex.

His job is not "to show up for work," his job is to help his team win. If a player feels that his replacement playing at or near 100% gives their employer a better chance to win it is that player's moral obligation to say so. It'd be pretty farking easy to just say "I got this" and then get shelled knowing they'll get shiat on by people that aren't him and don't know his body even more if they're honest.


So, they should trade him to get more wins?  That way he could not show up more often.
 
2017-10-12 02:52:35 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: He's not going to live this one down. Like David Price and his playoffs ineptitude.


He's the first pitcher since Bob Gibson to have more than 10 k's in multiple games in the same NL playoff series. Meanwhile Matt Harvey can't even jerk off with his right hand (blew through his Tommy John innings limit when the team shamed him into pitching in the 2015 playoffs). We'll see if they win today, but if they do... everything is turning up Millhouse for the Nats and Strasburg.
 
2017-10-12 02:56:06 PM  

Magnus: WoodyHayes: Magnus: WoodyHayes: Subby, the easy thing is to say you can do it even if you feel you can't. The difficult thing is a straight-up no bullshiat assessment that wouldn't be popular. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there is probably something else going on that we're unaware of. I'd prefer to have somebody be honest rather than bullshiat their way into disaster. I'm not a Nats guy so it is completely possible there is a pattern I'm not familiar with, perhaps the benefit of the doubt should be provided if that isn't the case? He knows his body, you don't.

No, the difficult thing is to not show up for work when they pay you $175 million.  He probably tripped over his balls and started wheezing from his choking reflex.

His job is not "to show up for work," his job is to help his team win. If a player feels that his replacement playing at or near 100% gives their employer a better chance to win it is that player's moral obligation to say so. It'd be pretty farking easy to just say "I got this" and then get shelled knowing they'll get shiat on by people that aren't him and don't know his body even more if they're honest.

So, they should trade him to get more wins?  That way he could not show up more often.


If he can't do the job long term, yes he should tell them and they should dump him. But if he is ill and doesn't think he is up to par he shouldn't be asking for the ball. Especially since they need two wins so he still had a shot to be in the series.

I don't know how sick he was, but I am sure the doctors working with him are some of the best that money can buy. And if he was just trying to get out of a big game he won't be a National for long.
 
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