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More Draft Day Images

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP and Manuel Balce Ceneta - AP)

First off, this breaking news about the Nats' second pick of the first round, Drew Storen. He majored in product design at Stanford, and once made a bobblehead of himself while still in junior high. That is something I've never heard of a pro athlete doing, and it's awesome.

"I hope to have a bobblehead of me if I make it to Washington," Storen told the Mercury News yesterday. "I'm sure it will be a lot nicer than the one I made of myself."

Um, maybe. Even better, this is what he said when asked about being drafted by the Yankees out of high school: "Not signing with the Yankees was a great decision." Now there's a kid to root for.

Anyhow, I just watched the "Nationals Fans React to Strasburg" video on the Nats Web site. I think it accurately represented the on-site excitement of the day. Among the highlights:

* "It's about time we get some guys here that can keep us in the game, a Zimmermann and Hanahan," one fan said. I think.

* "Hopefully he can bring them the offense they need, or the defense they need, with the pitching," another fan said.

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)

* The "Nats fan" wearing the NYPD hat to the Nats game.

* "He needs to get used to the wooden bats," a third fan said.

* This guy: "You've got to believe in Tony Gwynn, right?.... Tony Gwynn's got to know....But you know what I'm excited about, I'm excited about the No. 10 pick. Who's No. 10?"

* Plus, two separate Nats fans named Mike Coppola. Who'd have guessed?

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 10, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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Do Fenty and the city charge extra for the flooding stadium?

Posted by: JLR75 | June 10, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

No, that comes under the "fireworks control" clause.

Also, what, no bobblehead picture? I'm disappointed.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 10, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing his Nats bobblehead name will be "Drew Storren," should that happy day ever come.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | June 10, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Now we wait over the next nine weeks to learn whether Nationals Park will become Hotel Strasburg. Anyone from the Shenandoah Valley will get the reference -- here's a sign for the place ( and here's the hotel itself (

Dan, you might want to head over to Strasburg, Va. (it's just south of the I-66/I-81 junction) and find out how many of those who live in town are Nats fans (or whether MASN is even offered on their cable system), and find out whether signing a fireballing namesake might turn it into Natstown, Va.

Posted by: VPaterno | June 10, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

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