So obviously this is a big source of debate right now. Stephen Strasburg being shut down by the Nationals as the Cards get ready to bounce them in the first round of the playoffs. I wasn’t even going to mention it because I think everybody is on the same page with this. I haven’t heard one person say they agree with this move by Nats. But simply not agreeing with it doesn’t go nearly far enough. This is by far the biggest pussy move in the history of sports. It’s not about protecting Strasburg. It’s about money. It’s about the Nats trying to make sure they’re competitive in a 162 game season next year and selling tickets over the long haul rather than trying to win a World Series when they have the chance.

Bottomline is there are no guarantees in life. There are no guarantees the Nationals ever make the playoffs again. There are no guarantees Strasburg doesn’t get hit by a car walking across the street. The only thing we know is the Nationals have a chance to win right now. Not pitching him is a slap in the face to him, to every player on that team who busted ass all season, to the fans, to baseball, to America and everything else that matters in life. You play all season to get to the postseason and a chance to win the World Series and then you just fold when you finally there? It’s disgusting. What’s the point of even playing in the first place if you’re not going to try to win? If I was Stephen Strasburg I’d refuse to pitch ever again for the Nats if they didn’t let me take the mound in Game 4. And if I was player on the team I’d form the Rudy line and hand in my shirts if they didn’t give him the ball. Enough is enough of this bullshit.