â†µNaturally, then, a town named Strasburg, Virginia should just go the whole hog and switch its name to Stephen Strasburg, Virginia. That way they will remind the world that Stephen Strasburg, pitcher of legend, is worthy of a town bearing his name. The site renamestrasburg.com redirects visitors to a Facebook campaign urging the town council to rename the town in the pitcher's honor should he decide to grace the roughly 4,000 residents with his presence. â†µ
â†µAccording to the Facebook page, the idea was conceived by ESPN Page 2 writer Shane Igoe, whose parents once lived there. Already, one town council member is said to be on board. And why not? The change could potentially create a quick and cheap boast in tourism dollars. In the slight chance that Strasburg never becomes the phenom everyone just assumes he will be, however, the change will forever serve as an embarrassment to residents, who will be forced to relocate elsewhere out of shame. I mean, it's not like there have been can't-miss pitching prospects that have turned into busts in the past. â†µâ†µ
â†µ(H/T to Darren Rovell) â†µâ†µ
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