(Strasburg speaks, sans Strasbeard. Screengrab via CSNWashington.com)
Big first day at camp for Stephen Strasburg on Thursday. Mark Zuckerman's piece over at CSNWashington.com captures the proceedings -- and the road that lies ahead -- quite nicely.
Perhaps lost in the excitement of making his first throws of spring training: Strasburg collected on his "six pack abs" bet with Steve McCatty. This, according to Nats PR guy John Dever over at the Curly W Live blog:
On a side note, Stephen won a lucrative $100 bet today from his pitching coach, Steve McCatty. The bet hinged on Strasburg's assertion that he would have "six-pack abs" by the first day of Spring Training. Word from the clubhouse is that McCatty is eating Ramen Noodles tonight because his meal money is now in Strasburg's pocket! (via Curly W Live, 2/17/2011)
After the jump, video of Strasburg's 1-on-1 interview with CSN Washington's Kelli Johnson: