Praise of Stephen Strasburg is a dime a dozen these days. But if I'm being brutally honest, it never gets old.â†µ
On the eve of the Nationals' three game set in Atlanta, Bobby Cox didn't exactly refrain from hyperbole when discussing Strasburg.â†µ
“Everybody’s got to get their feet wet,” said Bobby Cox, the Braves’ longtime manager. “But he’s different.”â†µ
“He can only get worse,” Cox said. “He’s been unhittable. He’s got nowhere to go. He’s already at utopia.”â†µ
Cox, who was seen it all, understands why people are so fascinated. “They can see a Hall of Famer in the making,” he said.â†µ
And so, to recap, Bobby Cox, of 2,450 wins, a World Series Championship, surefire first ballot Hall of Fame status, and having managed three legendary pitchers certain to join him in said Hall of Fame, thinks there might be a spot in Cooperstown for Stephen Strasburg.â†µ
If that ain't effusive praise, I don't know what is.