Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/22/12
The Washington Nationals have the best record in the Major Leagues and one of the best pitchers in the Major Leagues in Stephen Strasburg.   But if a World Series champtionship is a possibility, they plan to do so without their ace.  The issue at hand is a 160-inning pitch limit imposed on Strasburg before the season again.  In how they have proceeded with this, they have embarrassed themselves.  Today is no different, as Mike Rizzo told the D.C. sports station that carries Nationals games that doctors have prepared a 50-page report on how to manage Strasburg's innings. So far this season we have heard a ton of things from Nationals Manager Mike Rizzo regarding Strasburg's status: First, there was a 160-inning limit on Strasburg's season.   Then it was 180 innings.   Then it was "an eye test" from Rizzo.   Now, because he looks ridiculous, a 50-page report from doctors to do what everyone thinks he should do: pitch Strasburg down the stretch and into the playoffs. If ...
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