Remember the movement to rename the town of Strasburg, Virginia for a week to honor the Nationals' phenom pitcher? Yeah, that didn't end so well. According to NVDaily.com, the resolution was stripped down to the point where the only thing that passed was giving Strasburg a "Pride of Strasburg" award and celebrating a "Stephen Strasburg Day" should the Nationals pitcher come to accept it.â†µ
Apparently, many other members of the council weren't thrilled with the media attention this whole saga created.â†µ
"The process was flawed and must not set a precedent. My major concern is that this episode might weaken the absolutely essential principle that no one person speaks for the town council of Strasburg except a majority of this council," [Councilman Don] Le Vine said.â†µ
"It is bad governance for any person in authority to publicly give the impression that any action by the council is certain until the appropriate vote is taken. This is especially true in the current environment of instant worldwide communications," Le Vine said.â†µ
For his part, Justin Ritenour, the council representative that brought this resolution up, had this to say.â†µ
"It took a longer amount of time for this to get across the street than it did to get across the country."â†µ
This, my friends, is a very true statement, considering we at SB Nation DC are writing about this right now.