CLEVELAND -- I'm on the way to Progressive Field to see the second big-league start of Stephen Strasburg's career. We'll have a full live blog here to keep you updated after things get underway around 1:05 (this post appears courtesy of our favorite tool, the advanced timer). The game has been added to the TBS schedule -- the network pushed off Red Sox-Phillies for Indians-Nationals!! -- but I harbor no guarantees it will be on in Buffalo.
Local blackouts are supposed to apply and that's usually trouble when it concerns the Indians. But non-DirecTV folks note that Tuesday's first Strasburg start against the Pirates was shown on MLB Network and there were blackout concerns about the Bucs on that one as well.
Strasburg, of course, has completely blown up in the wake of his 14-strikeout performance Tuesday against the Pirates. The Tribe should double its average crowd today by drawing in the 35,000 range. Comment was sought from experts and experienced eyes everywhere. MLB.com caught up with Indians Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who is a press box regular and should be in the house watching today.
Strasburg even read the Top Ten list on the Letterman show Thursday night. Jeez. And it's pretty darn funny too. Check it out below. And be sure to come back from today's live report from the latest Strasburgfest!
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