Stephen Strasburg Is ‘That Guy,’ Sports The Popped Collar Look
Jinkies. While his triumphant return to the major leagues was indeed impressive (5 shutout innings, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, although the Nationals blew it in the end, losing 7-3 to the Dodgers), there was one troubling aspect to Stephen Strasburg’s performance on Tuesday night: the fact that he popped the collar of the jacket he was wearing to keep warm and toasty while on base. No bueno.
Although, to be honest, I have to side with Dan Steinberg from D.C. Sports Bog on this one: I have no idea whether or not this is a customary habit of pitchers when they end up on the basepaths. Do all pitchers pop the collar? If so, that’s a shame. If not, somebody better reach out to Strasburg to inform him that it’s just, well, it’s not a good look.
Unless Strasburg wants to give the impression he is some kind of obnoxious preppy living out some adolescent frat boy fantasy, he would be wise to put that collar down, the way it is intended to sit.
[H/T D.C. Sports Bog]