World Series MVP pitcher Stephen Strasburg is not going to put up with the Internet’s “fake news.”
Strasburg had been accused of snubbing Trumpin a deceptively trimmed viral video, asUSA TODAYreported , so the 31 – year-old right-hander tweeted the full video showing himshaking hands with the president.
Strasburg went 5-0 in theMLB postseasonas the Nationals won their first world championship in franchise history.
President Trump with Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg at Monday’s ceremony, with first lady Melania Trump nearby. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)
Strasburg has opted outof the final four years of his contract, making him a free agent. The decision meant he was leaving $ 100 million on the table – with the prospect of earning more, either from the Nationals or another team.
The Nationals defeated theHouston Astrosin seven games to win the World Series this past Wednesday, coming back from a 3-2 series deficit.
They were the first World Series winner with all four victories coming on the road.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throwing against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 6 on Oct. 29 in Houston. (AP Photo / Mike Ehrmann, Pool)
The Nationals have been celebrating across DC on their whirlwind victory tour.
The team paraded down Constitution Avenue on Saturday andcelebrated at the Washington Capitals hockey gameSunday night.