Strasburg odds, and fan reactions
Before this season, online sports odds hub Bodog listed Stephen Strasburg at 100-1 to win the NL Cy Young, the best odds for any Nats pitcher. His odds of that would seem pretty slim, but Bodog now has odds for some other Jeeezusian accomplishments.
Total 2010 regular season wins: Over/under of 7.5
Final 2010 regular season ERA: Over/under of 3.50
Nats will win his first start: Yes (-150), no (+120)
FYI, over the last three seasons, only two Nats starters have topped 7.5 wins: John Lannan (twice) and Tim Redding.
In other Strasburg news, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle had some fairly humorous remarks from fans who showed up to gawk at Strasburg on Wednesday night, seen below. "I'm ready to pull an overrated chant, if we need to," was one offering. "We're getting to see pitching phenom ultra uber prospect Stephen Strasburg pitch in Rochester before he starts his metaphorical rise up into the stratosphere of baseball legacy famousness," said another.
The paper also reported that some were unsure whether it was a faux pas for Rochester to be selling Strasburg Nats tees, thathundreds of fans left after Strasburg was taken out, and that many booed after he failed to tip his cap upon exiting to a standing ovation:
"I was really focused and the game wasn't over yet," he explained. "I've never had a standing ovation in my life. I feel like I haven't done anything yet. Maybe in a game in D.C., if I'm having a good game, I'll tip my cap."
(Most of this via Nationals Enquirer, your top source for Strasburg delirium.)
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