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Cincinnati loves Strasburg



In the decade I've lived in D.C., I can only think of one jersey that the sort of folks who live in South Dakota but root for LeBron James might wear: the Michael Jordan Wizards No. 23. Sure, some out-of-town bandwagoners might wear Ovechkin (though chiefly in Canada, I think) or, briefly, Arenas. Sure, they'll probably wear McNabb and Wall in the future. But the kind of person who roots for the Cowboys, Steelers, Yankees, Lakers, Cavaliers and Duke has mostly ignored D.C. sports teams.

Strasburg, though, has the potential to appeal to this fan, the sort of person who might pair a Red Sox hat with a Strasburg jersey at a Reds game in Cincinnati. Takes all kinds, I suppose.

ESPN reported that Wednesday was Cincinnati's biggest weeknight non-opening day crowd in four years. The Cincy Enquirer said fans were standing nearly 10-deep around the bullpen as Straburg warmed up, and that his $28 shirt was out-selling Reds shirts 2-to-1 at one merchandise stand.

And then there were the young ladies with the dual signs pointing out that God would like his arm back.



















By Dan Steinberg  |  July 22, 2010; 4:01 PM ET
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Comments

Yeah, but did they have an entire stand devoted to Strasburg merchandise in Cincy like they did in Cleveland?

Posted by: nunof1 | July 22, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

"But the kind of person who roots for the Cowboys, Steelers, Yankees, Lakers, Cavaliers and Duke has mostly ignored D.C. sports teams."

those are the exact same people you referred to in the previous sentence - Band wagoners.
we dont want them wearing our jerseys.

Posted by: booya021 | July 22, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I cannot STAND people who wear two different teams gear to games. Or gear from a team that ISN'T EVEN PLAYING IN THE GAME.

Posted by: bzerante1 | July 22, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

There are probably some people in Russia who wear Ovechkin jerseys, nyet?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | July 22, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

those are the exact same people you referred to in the previous sentence - Band wagoners.
we dont want them wearing our jerseys.

Posted by: booya021 | July 22, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I don't care if they wear our jerseys. But keep them out of our stadiums and away from our women!

Posted by: alex35332 | July 22, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"But the kind of person who roots for the Cowboys, Steelers, Yankees, Lakers, Cavaliers and Duke has mostly ignored D.C. sports teams."

Well, this would be appropriate since DC is full of these "fans" anyway.

Posted by: dugly2ugly | July 22, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

It's called "Cross-Dressing". Wearing two items of sports gear that don't match up - either team to team, sport to sport, etc. You know who you are!

Posted by: DontGetIt | July 22, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Cincinnati loves Strasburg? Did you hear the rude "Boos" from the stands when he came out of the game the other night?

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | July 23, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

"It's called "Cross-Dressing". Wearing two items of sports gear that don't match up - either team to team, sport to sport, etc. You know who you are!"

I'm taking exception to this. Perfectly okay to wear gear from other hometown teams (eg Caps gear at a Nats game). It's about the city on the jersey, not the name of the team.

Posted by: bryc3 | July 23, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

Ovechkin pwns all, but gear is for children or adult fans who still bring gloves to games.

Posted by: laugh_riot | July 23, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Cowboys, Steelers, Yankees, Lakers, Cavaliers and Duke...which one doesn't fit? How about the one that hasn't won anything, and being from Cleveland, it feels kind of strange to be lumped in with those teams.

Posted by: klofton798 | July 23, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

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