Stephen Strasburg is Now Pop Culture

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 6/10/2010 03:36:00 AM | , , , , , | 0 comments »

"Strasmas" was celebrated on Tuesday, June 8 by residents of the DC Metro area and many declared it as a their favorite holiday. 

Strasmania has taken over the Washington, DC area.  If you haven't heard of Stephen Strasburg, you must be living under a rock.  Strasburg's name is everwhere.  Several local places have even added "Strasburgers" to their menu.

Strasmania has expanded globally (#Strasmas was trending worldwide last night!) so it seems fair to call Strasburg part of pop culture!

The last time the Nationals were a water cooler hot topic was the "Natinals" jersey issue.  I think that all Nats fans would agree that Strasburg is a much better conversation topic.

Here are a couple of examples of Strasburg going mainstream:

Steven Strasburg is going to present the Top Ten List on "LATE SHOW with David Letterman" on CBS Thursday, June 10, 2010.  Also on the LATE SHOW Thursday are musician Harry Connick Jr.; actor Jaden Smith, star of the film "The Karate Kid"; and a performance by musical guest Peter Wolf.

Jerry Seinfeld, an avid baseball fan, co-hosted with Kelly Ripa on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 and Seinfeld explained Strasburg's debut and the significance to Ripa.  "This hasn't happened in probably twenty years in baseball that a kid  from the minors comes up to the majors that everyone is so excited to see his talent."  Check out the video starting at 8:11.