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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:15:46 AM

The Stephen Strasburg Era is scheduled to begin at the Major League level on June 8 when he finally pitches for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals will surely have a sellout crowd against the Pirates because their restless fans want to see how great Strasburg is. Not how good, but how great.

On that same night, Rene Rivera of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees is scheduled to play in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Unlike Strasburg, Rivera probably isn’t thinking that far ahead. Two weeks ago, Rivera was still with the Camden Riversharks, an independent Minor League team in the Atlantic League. The Yankees signed him on May 21. Rivera takes his career day-by-day.

The two disparate players, an intimidating pitcher and a journeyman catcher, will forever be connected because of what happened