RealClearSports
Advertisement

Strasburg Ready to Give It His All

AP Photo

Early on a sleepy weekend morning, the Washington Nationals’ spring training clubhouse just beginning to stir, baseball’s most celebrated and hotly discussed right arm lifted a bottle from a dressing stall shelf, holding it up for a visitor. The colorful label read: “BodyArmor Super Drink.” Stephen Strasburg, owner of that special and most carefully protected appendage, shrugged and said he’d grown up on Gatorade and this new nutritional product was “just something different to drink around the house.”

Strasburg has that bleached and raw-boned look — 6 feet 4 inches tall, a well-distributed 220 pounds, light hair closely cropped, scruffy goatee — that presents the appearance of natural body armor. Except we all know better,...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Strasburg Has Real Reason to Smile

Amanda Comak, Washington Times - February 12, 2013

Gone was the scowl, the bone-chilling stare and any other hint of a storm brewing inside. Gone was the look of a man dying to be a part of a team in more than name only. In their place, a pitcher who seemed to be at peace. As... more »

Will Nats' Gonzalez Pass the Test?

Thomas Boswell, Washington Post - February 16, 2013

VIERA, Fla. — The baseball public isn’t going to be convinced whether Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals is clean or dirty for quite some time. And they probably shouldn’t be. In a sport riddled with... more »

From Boys to Men on a Mission

Thomas Boswell, Washington Post - February 15, 2013

Since we first saw Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper on their Sports Illustrated covers years ago, billed as the “best pitching prospect ever” and the LeBron of baseball, fans have waited for the day when they would... more »

Latest on A-Rod: He's Running Scared

Bill Madden, New York Daily News - February 5, 2013

The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone... more »

Looks Like It's Over for Carpenter

Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch - February 6, 2013

When someone gets hurt, the Cardinals typically put out a statement. When it’s something worse, the Cardinals put on suits. When general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny walked into Tuesday afternoon’s news... more »