Welcome to Washington Stephen Strasburg

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Sunday, August 23, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

Posted by Cheryl Nichols, Photographer and Contributor for Nats News Network

Friday, August 21, 2009 is a day that many fans will long remember. It is the day that Stephen Strasburg was introduced to Washington.

One dollar cannot buy many things at a ballpark, however, that is all fans had to pay to see the the 15.1 million dollar man (and his super agent), the new permanent general manager, participate in a townhall meeting, watch the Nationals and Brewers batting practice and take in an entire baseball game. Yes, for one buck.

Fans were very happy to see the mystery man Strasburg in person and gave him a standing ovation. It was the introduction to the new permanent General Manager Mike Rizzo that received the loudest cheers.

Fans were also surprised by a guest -- Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman presented Strasburg with this new jersey and cap. Are they the TWO faces of the franchise now?

Unfortunately, the Q&A with Stan Kasten, Mike Rizzo and Nats Announcer Charlie Slowes was cut short due to the threat of storms.
It was a scorcher, but fans didn't seem to mind too much. The future looks bright for the Nationals.

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