wow, everyone really needs to stop overreacting. Wait until major leaguers see it come out of his hand a couple times. It's BRAND new, after 30 starts there will be ample scouting reports etc, and then we'll see how he does.
Originally posted by danimal: LOL. I know someone who coached him as a youngster. Said he was the sissy of the team.
Not for nothing, but I am definitely going to pay attention when it looks like some mental toughness is needed.
He was also an overweight kid who almost got cut from the SD State team for not passing the conditioning test.
I'd rather have a guy like Strasburg, who's had to overcome some things, than a guy like LeBron James who's been worshipped since he was a sophomore in HS.
Good Point. The premise of what I hear is that he was a bit of a Mommy's Boy. While sometimes this manifests itself oddly for a boy at the age of 15......at the age of 25, usually Men are more stable when they have close bonds with their Moms.
Just thought I would share is all. And hey my source is not exactly unbiased, his sons baseball days all ended in High School.....so what if maybe his kids were a bit more reliable on the diamond in those days.....the Big Show is a completely different world. Maybe just a little bit of jealousy there
Originally posted by strickac: He's for real. Kurt Schilling has been saying that Stras is going to be the best pitcher in the league from the moment he throws his first pitch. That seemed far-fetched, but with his impressive debut, Schilling may be right.
Stras is throwing 100 mph curve balls. Few pros can ever get that kind of speed with their best fastball. Now, I don't know if I'd compare him to Ryan. Ryan implies longevity and that's not something you can predict from a young guy. If Stas has a long career, he'd probably draw comparisons to Randy Johnson. Stras has the talent to become the best pitcher to ever play the game. Hopefully he can stay healthy...
LOL. wow....Kurt Schilling with a K and 100 mph curveballs. dudes got baseball knowledge like no other!
Originally posted by Kalen49ers: Good 1st game but yeah it was against the pathetic Pirates, let not crown him yet
Well... this team did score 3 runs against Timmy and only stuck out 6 times compared to 14 yesterday. Obviously they arent a great team but that should not take anything away from his effort.
Timmy still struggling though, Sanchez struck em out 11 times.
Sanchez lead all of baseball last year in K's per 9 innings after the AS break. He can K people when he is on. We all know that the Pirates arent great. It just seems like some people in here are looking for ways to diminish what this kid did last night. I dont care who you are pitching against. When you face a MLB team in your first start and K 14 guys and walk NO ONE its pretty damn impressive.
We are all saying he had a good game, we just wanna see him do it, i dunno, maybe more than once before calling him the next Nolan Ryan
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