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Film critic Stephen Strasburg doesn’t give glowing review for World Series documentary

Film critic Stephen Strasburg doesn’t give glowing review for World Series documentary

WASHINGTON--The Nationals were widely considered to be underdogs against the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series, but at the time many players weren’t thinking about odds—they were focused on their own game and drowning out the noise.

Among those players was Stephen Strasburg, who just recently watched the MLB-produced documentary to re-live Washington’s postseason run.

“Clearly, the documentary thought Houston was gonna win,” Strasburg said at the Nationals’ annual WinterFest event Saturday. “Seeing it from that angle, it made it so much better just seeing how heartbroken they were. Because we’ve been there before too so it’s good to return the favor.”

By most sportsbooks, the Astros were the biggest favorite of a World Series matchup since the Boston Red Sox were tagged big favorites over the Colorado Rockies in 2007. But Washington’s postseason of come-from-behind victories continued, and the club won the series in seven games.

Strasburg may not have been thinking about it at the time, but he’s happy to look back and reflect on the hand of disappointment his club dealt to the Astros in October.

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Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, tweets about Astros' scandal

Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, tweets about Astros' scandal

Sean Doolittle's wife, Eireann Dolan, eviscerated the Houston Astros on Twitter Saturday afternoon in the wake of MLB's findings that the Astros systematically stole signs throughout the 2017 season, pointing out in her tweets what the scandal did to the Astros' opponents throughout the league that season.

Dolan pointed out that a large number of pitchers were scrutinized for poor performances against the Astros during the 2017 season, asking what those numbers would have done to their future earnings - not to mention mental state.

In 2017, the Astros led Major League Baseball in hits (1581), runs (896), doubles (346), RBI (854) as well as team batting average (.282) during the 162-game season en route to winning the 2017 World Series.

Doolittle reacted to the news of MLB's findings on Thursday on Twitter, thanking those who came forward to bring the sign-stealing allegations to light. The Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch last week and Carlos Beltran and Alex Cora lost their jobs with the Mets and Red Sox over the scandal.

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Mike Rizzo shows off World Series trophy at Maryland basketball game

Mike Rizzo shows off World Series trophy at Maryland basketball game

The Washington Nationals aren't tired of showing off their World Series success, and for good reason. 

It's been a few months since the Nats won their first-ever title, but flaunting the Commissioner's Trophy simply never gets old. 

General Manager Mike Rizzo showed off the silverware in College Park on Saturday during an intermission in the Maryland-Purdue college basketball game. 

The crowd erupted in cheers and the band played "Baby Shark" to ring in the special occassion. It's always nice to see Terrapin fan favorite and SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt in attendance there too. 

In a bad week for baseball in the wake of widespread cheating allegations, it's a good sight to see the good parts of the game being celebrated. 

Keep showing that thing off, Nationals!

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