The Washington Nationals and all of Natstown are anxiously awaiting the return and rehab of pitcher Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg's first stop will be with the Nationals Low-A affiliate the Hagerstown Suns and his first confirmed rehab start with Hagerstown is Sunday. There is excitement and a tad bit of nervousness to see how the young phenom has progressed in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Strasburg will be on a short, strict leash as is apparent by the following tweet from the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore and he will begin his rehab only tossing two innings Sunday:
Stephen Strasburg slated to throw two innings Sunday, per a release from Hagerstown that also contains copious "media guidelines."
If you are interested in amusing yourself over these "media guidelines" then head over to Twitter and search the hashtag #NatsMediaGuidelines. Fans are having a ball making up their own.
Strasburg will be set to go in Hagerstown on Sunday at 4:05 PM against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.