Stephen Strasburg’s impending retirement as a pitcher for the Washington Nationals can’t be considered a surprise. But the news I reported Thursday with Jesse Dougherty comes with some unsettling finality.
We are changing our Q&A format this fall. Instead of having regularly scheduled weekly chats, we’ll plan them around news and events. This is a perfect place to start.
Strasburg was the first overall pick in the 2009 draft. His debut in 2010 was otherworldly. He underwent Tommy John surgery, won the 2019 World Series MVP and experienced about everything in between.
To dissect the news and consider Strasburg’s legacy, I have enlisted the help of Chelsea Janes, The Post’s national baseball writer who also served as the Nationals beat writer during the heart of Strasburg’s career. We will begin answering questions at 1 p.m. Eastern time Friday — but as always, get them in early!
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Thomas Floyd, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this chat.