The Washington Nationals' impending shutdown of Stephen Strasburg has caused the baseball team to do the once-unthinkable: steal attention from politics and the Redskins.
It seems everyone has an opinion about general manager Mike Rizzo's plan to end the ace pitcher's season early - right in the middle of the city's first serious pennant race in more than a half-century.
Strasburg is 15-5 with a 2.85 ERA and leads the National League with 183 strikeouts. He has won four straight starts, but his season will be shortened because it's his first full year since undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones weighed in this week, saying the Nationals could be squandering a rare opportunity to win a World Series.