Several years ago I went up to Harrisburg to interview Justin Maxwell, the promising young outfielder of the Harrisburg Senators at the time. He was a warm and sincere young man and I spoke to John Stearns about the Maryland native and came away impressed. Yet truthfully it was another player who caught my eye […]
Strasburg Was Here InstallmentÂ Four Follow the River September 6, 2010: Harrisburg 6, Binghamton 5 Â Â “No, I shall neverÂ drink Â my fill, for it is sweeter even than the water of the well that was muddied by the drops.” Lady Sarashina, As I Crossed a Bridge ofÂ Dreams Â Â Â Â Â There may be no victory […]
It often seems that when we dig deeper a story gets more interesting.Â That certainly has been the case this summer in the process of trying to find the best possible information for this Notebook. Â So today we are going to veer largely away from the usual stories of pennant races and exceptional performances to […]
Beginning with a low rumble on draft day 2009, the Stephen Strasburg hype built gradually in the city of Syracuse, spiking after each successful start for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators and peaking gloriously Friday night, when The Phenom took the mound at Alliance Bank Stadium for his first Triple-A start.
Who is he? Heâ€™s a right-handed pitcher, picked first in the nation by the Washington Nationals in the 2009 draft. We know as much. He grew up in Santee, California, under his parents Jim and Kathleen Swett, and went to West Hills High School there. He then attended San Diego State University as a public […]