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For about half an hour this afternoon, Viera, Florida was the center of the baseball universe.   Stephen Strasburg, last season’s top amateur pick, took the mound and for the first time faced veteran major league players and not fuzzy-cheeked prospects.   Space Coast Stadium was nearly full. Sports writers from across the nation were in attendance. The game was broadcast live back to Washington.   He looked a little nervous.   He retired all three batters in the first on grounders, using just seven pitches. The second inning was more difficult, but more impressive too. After easily getting the first two outs, Strasburg gave up back-to-back singles before going 3-0 on second baseman Brent Dlugach.   No problem.   Two fastballs, both in the upper 90’ ...

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