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Nanoseconds after RGIII went down with a gut-wrenching knee injury on a botched snap in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Redskins-Seahawks Wild Card playoff game, Twitter exploded with Strasburg-RGIII Shutdown Tweets. And then Howie Long got into the act on the FOX postgame show, implying that that Redskins shouldn't have played RGIII. *shrug* Seems like apples and oranges (knees and elbows? baseballs and footballs?) if you ask us: Strasburg was healthy, shutdown was with an eye on the future. RGIII apparently wasn't, he played with an eye on the present.
Anyway, the screencap above captures the spirit of the day, with the Grim Reaper of ligament replacement surgery himself Dr. James Andrews looming over Shanahan's right shoulder wearing one of those goofy Redskins pom-pom hats as RGIII made his way off the field.
Andrews, you'll remember, supported the Nats decision to shutdown Strasburg. He also apparently didn't clear RGIII to return to the field back on...
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So Edwin Jackson got married last night, and Gio Gonzalez was there; even posed for pictures with Matt Kemp, as well the shot above with Adam Jones ("The beltway Series in Jan w/ @GioGonzalez47 @SimplyAJ10" via @nickgagliano).
Speaking of Edwin Jackson...anyone else still haunted by Davey Johnson giving him the ball in the seventh inning of Game 5? Oh well. Congrats to...
So here's Bryce Harper's "Born to play" themed MLB 13 The Show Cover Showdown video. Hey, as long as there's no cover jinx, we're all for Harper beating out a field that includes Ryan Braun, Miguel Cabrera, Matt Kemp, CC Sabathia, Buster
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Drew Storen‘s 2012 season was another lesson in Why Not to Pay for Saves: 101. On March 28, after almost all fantasy drafts had taken place, it was reported that Storen was feeling a little elbow soreness. He would miss the start of the season, but he was expected to resume closing duties sometime in mid-April. Then on April 3, Storen was place on the 15-day DL only to undergo...
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Less than three months ago we were talking about a professional sports franchise in the Washington D.C. area taking heat for deciding to sit their most valuable asset for the Major League Baseball playoffs.
The plan was that Stephen Strasburg was going to be shut down after pitching a set amount of innings and would not be available...