(Blame this little old lady for blowing out Stephen Strasburg's elbow on this handshake? Photo by Jim Commentucci of The Syracuse Post-Standard.)
Our anonymous sources with no knowledge of the situation have found another scapegoat for Stephen Strasburg's elbow blow out in August. The moment was reportedly captured by Jim Commentucci of The Syracuse Post-Standard on May 7, the day Strasburg arrived in Syracuse after being called up to AAA.
Forget that final changeup on August 21, the "inverted W" talk, Steve McCatty, or Jim Riggleman. That little old lady from Syracuse had a hell of a handshake.
Dave Sheinin's piece on Strasburg in Tuesday's Washington Post is required reading for any Nationals fan. Reflecting on that dark night in Philly is no fun, and not surprisingly we're reminded that the lowest of the lowlights of the 2010 Nationals season all feature the Philadelphia Phillies prominently. As Jim Bowden would say: Go Reds!