I was wrong about Stephen Strasburg’s MLB debut being on June 4th as I had been saying to anyone and everyone who would listen. His debut will be on June 8th at Nationals Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It looks like the Nationals want Ivan Rodriguez to be the catcher and he will be coming off the disabled list and ready to play. I understand their reasoning behind this decision because of how well Rodriguez works with young pitchers and the tremendous hype surrounding this kid’s arrival in D.C., I think the place will be a madhouse and having Rodriguez out there to help keep Strasburg calm and focused is a great call by the team! I'm looking forward to this and every Washington Nationals fan I've spoken with is excited as well!