Morning Commute: Stephen Strasburg Buzz Will Continue After 'Strasmas'

Everything you need to know about D.C. sports in one place.

To piggyback off Miss Chatter's article for CSN Washington, I think we can officially say the "Strasmas" fad is over. Now, this is not the same as saying Stephen Strasburg's rise is over, because it most certainly is not.

But the buzz that surrounded Strasburg's debut this summer is probably never coming back. It can't. The buzz was too high, and now that we have an idea of what Strasburg is, he's a bit less intriguing. It's one thing to go see a dominant pitcher, but it's another to go see a complete unknown. Now that he's potentially completed his first season, we at least know what we're getting.

That said, as long as Strasburg can be a dominant starting pitcher, there will always be a buzz surrounding him. Maybe not a buzz like 'Strasmas,' but a buzz nonetheless. That's the effect of a dominant starting pitcher in any town, even D.C.

Today's must-reads from around the SB Nation network:

 

  • First of all, be sure to check out Hail! Magazine, the new project run by SB Nation D.C. contributor Brian Murphy. The first issue can be found here
  • Federal Baseball transcribes Rob Dibble's response to the backlash surrounding his recent Stephen Strasburg comments. We'll have more on this later.
  • Should Yi Jianlian be shooting more three-pointers? Bullets Forever says yes.
On tap at SB Nation D.C.: Wouldn't the Redskins look great on "Hard Knocks?" Brian Murphy says yes.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.