Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/18/12
While most fans fear that injuries or bad luck could derail their team's seasons, Washington National loyalists are just scared Mike Rizzo will do it. Rizzo, the general manager of the franchise, has been adamant that he will keep star pitcher Stephen Strasburg to an innings limit this year, no matter how much the team needs his arm for a late-season push -- or the playoffs. Strasburg has been vocal about not wanting to be shut down early, even if it is his first season back from Tommy John surgery. But if Rizzo pulls the plug on Strasburg -- likely...

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