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Strasburg's strikeouts: the radio call


Everybody loves Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. Everybody loves Stephen Strasburg. Here, via the increasingly awesome FYSS, are Slowes and Jageler calling each of Strasburg's 14th strikeout.

Since you likely don't have 23 minutes to spare, kindly fast forward to about the 20:00 mark, where Jageler calls the 13th strikeout, and then leads into the call of the 14th:

Jageler: With every pitch they're on their feet.

Slowes: I have to admit, Dave, I am too.

Jageler: No balls and a strike. Here's the pitch. Swing and a miss, at a breaking ball!

Crowd: [Bonkers]

Slowes: With the chants of 'Let's go Strasburg, let's go Strasburg before the pitch. Listen to this Nationals Park crowd.

Crowd: [Delirium]

Jageler: Two outs, top of the seventh, no balls, two strikes. The wind, the kick and the pitch. Swing and a miss! 14 strikeouts! Seven in a row! Un-be-lie-vable! And they are saluting their new hero here in D.C!

Seriously, chills. Other leftovers from the week of Strasburg.

* The merchandise booths inside Progressive Field are filled with nothing but Strasburg jerseys. (Nats Insider)

* SI's Tom Verducci:

Ask yourself this question: what player would move you to buy a ticket to a ballgame (especially a visiting player) or adjust your TV viewing schedule? There is only one obvious answer right now: Strasburg.

* Boston columnist Charles Pierce writes that the Nats are "a white-elephant team playing in a white-elephant ballpark, and only the most recent example of baseball's having given Our Nation's Capital a franchise to ignore. (It makes more historical fiscal sense to have two ice-hockey teams in Florida than one baseball franchise in D.C.)."

(FYI, Forbes's most recent reports say that the Nats have revenues of $184 million, and the Lightning and Panthers combined have revenues of $154 million. But whatever.)

* The most extensive report on the blousing of Stephen Strasburg's baseball pants that you'll ever read in your life. It really is incredible blousing. (Uniwatch)

* I should have mentioned this earlier, but Sports Business Daily previously reported that while Strasmas earned a massive 7.1 rating on MASN2, the NBA Finals game that same night earned a 13.79 rating in the D.C. market. So, some ways to go still.

* Slate traces the origins of the word "phenom" when used to describe baseball players. More than a century old, as it turns out.

* The Harlem Globetrotters are cashing in on Strasburg. (Cheap Seats Daily)




* So is The Washington Post. (@kevin_reiss)




* So is BGR (@khudak11)




* Speaking of which, here is said burger, also via @khudak11.

* Here's a Strasburg ring tone.

* Crowd shot from the day after Strasmas. (Nationals Enquirer)

* Michael Morse as Silver Elvis. (Nationals Enquirer)

* Ted Leonsis writes that "Monumental Sports and Entertainment would make a great name for a broadcast, cable, or online network too, don't you? (Ted's Take)

* Here's a comic-book image of FedEx Field exploding. (Via @dcuniverse)

* Mike Wise is getting married. (Cheap Seats Daily)

And finally, Michael Jenkins profane hilarity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 11, 2010; 4:56 PM ET
Categories:  Media , Nats , Wizards  
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Comments

They just need to simulcast Charlie & Dave onto the TV feed. WFED 1500 AM is kind of dicey in my part of Fairfax, and I'd much rather have Charlie & Dave than Carpenter and Dibble.

Posted by: ouij | June 11, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

One note on the tv ratings: MASN2=cable/pay TV, ABC (NBA finals)=free tv.

Posted by: LurkerNowPoster | June 11, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Why no Ks posted after strikeouts in the stands on the front rows of upper deck? Are they not allowed?

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