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Va. Town Won't Be Renamed after Nationals Pitcher

Strasburg officials have rejected a resolution to temporarily rename the town for the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg made a sparkling debut. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

June 9, 2010

Strasburg officials have rejected a resolution to temporarily rename the town for the Washington Nationals' newest pitcher.

The resolution underwent several changes, including temporarily renaming the town "Stephen Strasburg" in honor of the top Major League Baseball draft pick, and having a single day in his honor. The resolution initially had irked some Town Council members who weren't aware of the proposal until it was reported by the news media.

Town Council ultimately decided Tuesday to grant the pitcher a Pride of Strasburg award and hold a "Stephen Strasburg Day" instead of renaming the town.

Mayor Tim Taylor also apologized to the public Tuesday for any confusion surrounding the length of the proposed name change.


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