Talkin' Stephen Strasburg with Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog

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No, that's not Jay Busbee, Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog and yours truly standing to the left of Stephen Strasburg(notes) in the photo you see above. It is, however, a good representation of the nice chat the three of us had this morning as Strasburg prepares for the third start of his big league career, Friday night in Washington against the Chicago White Sox.

Steinz has been in the middle of the maelstrom since Strasburg was drafted by the Washington Nationals, and we tap into his on-the-ground expertise when it comes to the biggest story that's going in baseball right now. Click here to listen to the episode — or right-click to save it for later consumption. It's a solid 25 minutes of Strasmas discussion, sprinkled with United States soccer updates that are now worthless and followed by an off-topic discussion on our favorite summer beers.

By the way, as you may or may not know, Busbee and I have started up a general interest Yahoo! Sports podcast entitled "Why Is This News?" I'll post all our baseball-centric episodes here on the Stew in the future, but check out our other most recent taping with Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski if you're interested in hearing me crow about my Chicago Blackhawks before taking up a few issues with all the ties during the first slate of the World Cup.

Oh, and I also tell the story about the time that LeBron James got kicked off my $15 blackjack table in Vegas.*

*I believe that's what the podcasting pros call "a tease." Give it a listen, will ya?