Sept. 7 marked Stephen Strasburg's last start of the season because of the Nationals' self-imposed innings limit. From day one, the team has said that they will shut down Strasburg after around 160 to 180 innings.
Big things are happening in DC. The Nationals are in first place in the tough National League (NL) East, their marketing department has brought in "#Natitude" amidst the "Take Back the Park" series with the Phillies and super prospect Bryce Harper is finally here.
Last Wednesday, University of Arkansas's head football coach Bobby Petrino was fired due to his fling with 25-year-old, Jessica Dorrell, Arkansas's Student Athlete Development Coordinator. The two were caught in a motorcycle accident on March 31st, which left Petrino completely damaged. Not only did Petrino suffer from a broken rib and cracked vertebra, he also lost the $24.92 million he was set to earn during his 7-year contract with Arkansas, and, of course, his mistress.
It's easy to point your finger at former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and say, "Suspend him!"
All is calm in the baseball world. But the tranquility will be short lived as the frenzy of the first games will begin later this week.