Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell discuss Strasburg
Well, this is getting fairly absurd. Strasburg's debut was discussed on the Senate floor Wednesday morning by two of the most powerful men in America. You can watch it above; here's the dialog between Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Incidentally, among the others I passed in the concourse on Tuesday night were George Will, David Gregory and Charles Krauthammer. And, um, Charlie Casserly.
Reid: I watched on television last night much of the performance of this 21-year old phenom Stephen Strasburg....Twenty-one years old. He carried himself so well. Seven innings, he struck out 14 Major League baseball players. He did very, very well.
McConnell: I would say to my good friend from Nevada, I was there, and had a chance to see Strasburg. And as remarkable as the 14 strikeouts my friend referred to, is the fact that he didn't walk anybody. What a remarkable athlete. And we can only hope and pray that his arm holds up, and that he has the kind of career that everyone is anticipating. There was literally electricity in the air. It was an exciting event, and it was great to be there.
Reid: Really, for Washington -- which has been so starved for a good athletic team of some kind -- it was nice.
Gregory has also blogged about the game, writing that he "can only try to express how thrilling and dazzling it was to be there last night."
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