As if Stephen Strasburg’s highly anticipated major league debut this Tuesday wasn’t already reaching a ridiculous level, the city of Strasburg, Virginia went beyond it all.

The small town of 6,200 people want to seriously change its town name to “Stephen Strasburg” for one week next year. You can’t make this stuff up. Keep in mind he hasn’t even thrown a single pitch in the majors yet. Courtesy of Big League Stew, here are the four things the city wants to make happen by next year:

1. On June 8, 2010 the town of Strasburg, Va. plans to honor Stephen with a “Pride of Strasburg Recognition” Award.

2. The Strasburg town council will also draft a resolution to rename the town “Stephen Strasburg, Virginia” …

3. Upon which the newly named town would welcome Stephen into town on the back of a fire truck and honor him with a welcoming parade and police escort.

4. We also invite Mr. Strasburg to throw out the first pitch to our new traveling little league team which would henceforth be known as the “Stephen” Strasburgs.

Insanity. We have reached the level of insanity. Of course the kid would also be making his debut against my Pirates. I honestly have no idea what to expect from them in this game considering they will get shut down to sub-5.00 ERA pitchers yet beat Roy Halladay. Tuesday night should be interesting—I’m sure ESPN won’t be up everyone’s ass that night.

Advertisements