In my cold-induced half-dream phase last night, as I stirred at 3am and checked my phone to see that the Orioles/Mariners game had only just finished, I could have sworn I saw "Strasburg" as having pitched the 14th inning or something.
Of course, that was all ruined when I actually woke up and realized that Strasburg pitches for the other Beltway team.
Why not use him out of the pen in October?
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
plus PNC Park in Pittsburgh
"Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform — and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled."
--David Foster Wallace, (
) "Roger Federer as Religious Experience"