(AP Photo. No pressure, kid.)
"This is more great news for Nationals fans, who are incredibly excited to see this talented young pitcher they've heard so much about compete in a Washington Nationals uniform for the first of many times. It is a great time for our franchise, our fans and our viewers on MASN."
(Stan Kasten, via MASN press releases, 3/1/2010)
Oh, happy day! MASN will televise Jesus Strasburg's Spring Training debut on Tuesday, March 9th.
(but Stan mentions "more" great news. Did we miss something?)
Some details from the official MASN release:
MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise Stephen Strasburg's first spring training appearance on March 9th live at 1 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD from Space Coast Stadium. The network will also televise the replay at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD.
Strasburg is expected to pitch two innings for the Nationals, but MASN will televise the entire game.
Great! So that means MASN won't join the Scott Garceau Show in progress or replays of Division II basketball once Strasburg exits the game (hopefully with his arm still attached).