(Photo by Jim Commentucci of The Syracuse Post-Standard. Miracle worker: Baseball Jesus helped the 91 year old woman on the right cross a busy street in Syracuse on Wednesday. The elderly gentleman on the left claimed he was no longer hard-of-hearing moments after shaking Strasburg's hand. )
"The ticket office is non-stop, people on the phones wanting their suites, may be people who weren't going to use their suites Friday are now using them, so yeah, there's a buzz, not only in our office, but in the community. He's big; he's bigger than anything Syracuse has ever had, so it's great to have him here.”
(John Simone, Chiefs GM, via YNN.com, 5/6/2010)
Apparently Baseball Jesus has transformed Syracuse into a baseball town: for one night, at least.
According to MLB.com, the Chiefs have been averaging 2,500 fans per game this season -- Alliance Bank Stadium record crowd is 12,455. Will the Strasburg Effect blow that old record away tonight?
We're guessing: Yes.