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DMV: It’s Stephen Strasburg Day in D.C.!

DMV is a daily roundup of District-Maryland-Virginia (mostly) sporting links.

strassy.jpgWith 77 seconds left before the deadline, the Nats signed Stephen Strasburg to a four-year, $15.1 million deal. And it was “acting” GM Mike Rizzo who reportedly got it done. [Washington Post]

As a result, Steinz temporarily puts the brakes on his Nats Fail Campaign to list his 15.1 observations about the deal. [D.C. Sports Bog]

The deal is a win-win-win for Strasburg, Boras and the Nats’ front office. [NBC Washington]

Thom Loverro breaks out the hyperbole wand, saying that fans expect Strasburg to be the second coming of Walter Johnson. Huh. [Washington Times]

Further hyperbole: Jeff Passan says Strasburg needs to be Griffey Jr., otherwise the Nats fail (again). The Nats signed the best player available to a reasonable deal, all things considering — if he doesn’t pan out, that doesn’t reflect poorly on the front office. [Yahoo! Sports]

Portis will play in Saturday night’s preseason game. He’s “ecstatic.” [Washington Times]

The Redskins rookies get taped to the goal posts. [Redskins Blog]

Ed. Redskins note: CSN said DeAngelo Hall was running routes and working out with the WRs yesterday, although I can’t find it in print anywhere.

O’s trade Huff to the first-place Tigers just hours before losing for the 70th time this season. Man, he must be bummed out. [Baltimore Sun]

Catching up with ex-Maryland star John Gilchrist, who now plays pro ball Down Under. [Terps Insider]

Greg Paulus officially named the Syracuse starting QB. [Troy Nunes Is an Absolute Magician]

Our friend Mike Tunison, aka Christmas Ape, has a book coming out today. Read more then buy. [KSK]

Former Bullet Jeff Ruland is now the basketball coach at University of D.C. [Y! Sports]

Want: ’10 No. 1 pick Bryce Harper autographed card. [eBay via @darrenrovell1]

Today: O’s-Tampa (7:05); Colorado-Nats (7:05)

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jamie Mottram

    August 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    I bet we’d have read more about D-Hall running routes if the media was allowed to, you know, cover the Redskins in real-time because IT’S 2009 FOR CHRISSAKES!!!1!!!1!

  2. puttsfromtherough

    August 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    CSN had video last night of Hall at WR and Portis returning punts.

    Any chance Rizzo is on the phone trying to trade Strasburg? Someone like the Yankees or Mets would give up 3 or 4 prospects for him right now.

  3. jmuduke05

    August 18, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    You forgot to mention the O’s signed 2nd rounder Mychal Givens who they previously cut off negotiations with.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-sp.osnotes18aug18,0,1832986.story

  4. puttsfromtherough

    August 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Any new t-shirt ideas?

    Maybe some with 11:58:43

  5. Jamie Mottram

    August 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Ask and you shall receive. Coming soon …

  6. dkeat

    August 18, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/08/18/brett-favre/index.html

    How have I not heard anything about this? Rumors, yea, but nothing ever this serious.

  7. Chris Mottram

    August 18, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Oh, it’s well beyond a rumor, dkeat, it’s official. He was already at practice today.

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