Found October 08, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
MLB Network's Ballpark Cam caught footage of Stephen Strasburg getting some work in at Busch Stadium this afternoon before NLDS Game 2. Thankfully, a Strasburg Shutdown debate did not ensue, unlike the the top of the third inning of Game 1, when TBS announcers began talking Strasburg Shutdown -- complete with shots of Stras sitting in the dugout looking like a caged animal like the one below: (Screencaps via MLB Network,, TBS) efriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

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