Stephen Strasburg is the most exciting player on the Nationals. So exciting that people in the food industry take notice. Back in 2010, around the time of Strasburg’s major league debut, a DC location of The Burger Joint unveiled the “Strasburger.” The burger had features that represented many of the stops of Strasburg’s career up to that point. There was of course a beef patty and bun, but also a hot dog that represented Strasburg’s pro baseball debut with the Phoenix Desert Dogs, “Syracuse orange” cheddar cheese that reflected his time in the Nats minor league system in Syracuse, and 14 pickles, one for every strikeout in his major league debut.
While The Burger Joint’s efforts were in the right place, I feel that we should honor Strasburg with a burger that reflects more of the man he is, and what he’s accomplished on the diamond.