(Stephen Strasburg put on a brave face at a press conference about his impending Tommy John Surgery. AP Photo.)
"This is a new challenge. I want to be the best at everything. Right now, I'm going to be the best at rehabbing and getting back out here."
(Stephen Strasburg, via Nationals Journal, 8/27/2010)
This much we know: His rehab will be the greatest rehab in the history of Tommy John surgery rehab.
Judging by his comments in an afternoon press conference at Nationals Park on Friday afternoon, Stephen Strasburg is looking on the bright side. So it seems only right we should all stop our whining, too, and just get used to a starting rotation in 2011 that doesn't start with Baseball Jesus.
Best wishes for a full recovery, Stephen. See you in 2012.