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Strasburg's reality almost unreal

Historic debut makes it seem as if anything is possible for Nationals phenom

Updated: June 9, 2010, 11:40 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- If you watch enough sports in your life, you think you have a feel for what's possible and what isn't.

And then you see Stephen Strasburg.

The box score will tell us that, in the first big league game of his life Tuesday, this guy struck out 14 hitters, walked nada, allowed zero fly-ball outs and punched out the last seven hitters he faced. So it must have been possible. Right?

But it didn't feel like it. It didn't look like it. It didn't swirl around the brain ...

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