Leaving Stras off the postseason roster is about to kill the Nats. They're getting destroyed game 3 by the Cards. At least 1 player has annonymously killed the organization for the decision, saying after last game that if Strasburg had been on the roster they'd be up 2-0.
Stras could blow out his arm next spring anyway. That's pitching. But the Nats might have thrown away their best chance at a championship. How many times are they going to have the best record in baseball and homefield advantage throughout?
I really want to root for the Nats - my wife is from DC and my FIL is a STH. Problem is, this one DB I went to college with and who is in my Fantasy Football League has been non-stop talking smack about both the Nats AND the Yankees.
He claims fandom in both b/c he was a Yankee fan all his life until the Nats came around and now he roots for them both. I get the conundrum, but saying that your two favorite teams are in the playoffs just doesn't fly. And he just doesn't shut up.
And now I find myself wishing they lose. I feel bad about that, but sometimes you simply can't change that initial inclination. Your mind may try to tell you think otherwise, but somehow, you just can't.