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Stephen Strasburg is creating a fan base

Originally Published: June 9, 2010
By Toby Mergler | Special to Page 2

WASHINGTON -- On a typical June day in our nation's capital, the air is heavy with oppressive humidity. Traffic grinds to a halt as the masses try to escape the city. Countless flocks of schoolchildren, ostensibly visiting the city's museums, hang out in large mobs on sidewalks, obstructing the path of hapless pedestrians.

It's a perfect recipe to make D.C. residents feel uncomfortable, angry and trapped -- pretty much the same way they feel about the local sports landscape.

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