It wouldn't be a surprise if the Nationals were doing everything they could to sell Stephen Strasburg merchandise, considering the buzz he generates for them. It also wouldn't be a surprise if Major League Baseball as a whole does everything they can to promote Strasburg merchandise, because he's arguably the best pitching prospect in years.â†µ
But for another team to also do everything they could to sell Strasburg merchandise? That would be surprising. Yet that appears to be exactly what the Cleveland Indians are doing in anticipation of Strasburg's next start this weekend. This is a picture of a Cleveland merchandise stand, via Mark Zuckerman.
Well, the Indians do employ former Nationals manager Manny Acta, so ... okay, nevermind, I got nothing. That's pretty sad. I guess Travis Hafner shirts don't sell.â†µâ†µ