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Stephen Strasburg, alone with The Elbow.
So...Stephen Strasburg had a sensitive elbow last season.
Strasburg injured his elbow in 2010, tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, which prompted Tommy John surgery. He rehabbed in 2011, finishing the season in the major leagues. He was the Opening Day starter for the Washington Nationals in 2012, but he was under an innings limit for the season, a decision made by the Washington Nationals' brass that became highly controversial.
In fact, the Strasburg Shutdown debate became so powerful and all-encompassing that it even made Ken Rosenthal relevant. And the debate gained more traction when the Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs before reaching the World Series or even the NLCS.
Now, Strasburg just wants to pitch. The entire season. For the first time in his career.
To do that, Strasburg must take all necessary precautions—and then some—to ensure the safety of his $22 million elbow:
Don't take up tennis.
Protect your funny bone at all costs.
And don't play video games!
Better safe than sorry.