Name Game: Strasburg, Va., Won't Add "Stephen"

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Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON - JUNE 08: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals watches the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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The town of Strasburg, Va., will not be changing its name. Not even to honor the new Nationals' pitching sensation.

A resolution temporarily renaming the Shenandoah County town "Stephen Strasburg" was defeated Tuesday amid some confusion, the Northern Virginia Daily reported.

Some town council members weren't happy that they learned of the idea from the news media.

In the end, the council decided to honor last year's top Major League Baseball draft pick with a Pride of Strasburg award and hold a "Stephen Strasburg Day."

By the way, Strasburg has had its name since it was incorporated in 1761. It's founder named it after a city in Germany, his family's home country.

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