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Morning Commute: Because It's Strasburg Day ... Let's Talk Hershey

Stuck in DC traffic? Here's your daily morning roundup.   

Today is Stephen Strasburg day, so to commemorate it ... let's talk about something else. (Sorry. We have all day to preview this event, and we'll talk about how SB Nation DC plans on covering it below the jump).

But before it gets lost in the shuffle, I do want to talk a bit about the Hershey Bears. The Capitals' AHL affiliate went on a Caps-like offensive explosion to win Game 3 and cut their Calder Cup Finals deficit to 2-1. The game was televised on Comcast Sports Net, which typically doesn't broadcast Bears games. 

That's something many Caps fans want to change. Live In Red, a Caps blog, is circulating a petition to try to get Comcast to broadcast several "showcase" Bears games next season. Obviously, this is easier said than done for Comcast, who has to travel all the way up to Hershey with all their equipment to make this happen. But if it's possible, then I agree they should do it. You'd be surprised how many Caps fans would tune in to watch Hershey play.

(Your daily links below the jump).

Here's everything else going on in the SB Nation world today:

  • Federal Baseball has everything you need to know about the Nationals selecting Bryce Harper.
  • We'll have more on this in a bit, but in light of Stephen Strasburg's debut, Japers Rink remembers Alex Ovechkin's first game.
  • Hogs Haven talks to former Redskin Clint Didier, who is running for political office and wants Don Warren in the Hall of Fame.
  • Black and Red United tells you why last weekend's tie to Real Salt Lake was another small step forward for DC United.
  • Testudo Times keeps tabs on Maryland's search for a new men's lacrosse coach.
On tap on SBNDC today: Kyle Weidie's media column, in which he talks about the effect of Stephen Strasburg's debut on the local media. Also, Alex Reed will be live-blogging Strasburg's start tonight, so tune back here for that.