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Nats shouldn't shut down Strasburg

Updated: August 6, 2012, 10:54 AM ET
By Dick Vitale

I am a big baseball fan. I do not know the sport as well as ESPN's Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian or Jayson Stark.

I do have opinions about baseball and here is one of them.

As a fan of the sport, I am surprised that the Washington Nationals are talking about shutting down pitcher Stephen Strasburg around the 160-inning mark.

Right now, Washington is 22 games over .500 and has a three-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East. Even if they slide a bit, they should make ...

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