(That's not a beard, anymore, it's a chin patch. Farewell, Strasbeard. Photo via MLB.com's Bill Ladson.)
Big news out of Nationals camp on Thursday morning: Not only did Stephen Strasburg throw a baseball during the first formal workout of the spring for Nationals pitchers and catchers, but he has also shaved his beard. News Tweeted to the public via @NationalsPR:
For all those asking, Strasburg shaved the beard and is now sporting some sort of chin patch.
Some sort of chin patch? Indeed, as seen in the photo above of Strasburg signing autographs for a bunch of autograph hounds who will now sell the autographed items on eBay shortly Nationals fans, the full beard is gone. Still, this does nothing to kill the buzz of the various pictures and video of Strasburg making his first throws of spring training. Spring is in the air.
After the jump, the life and times of the Strasbeard.