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Ryan Zimmerman Wins Gold Glove!!! About Time!!!

THE KIDS CALL HIM GOLDEN!!!!!

The first Gold Glove in Washington Nationals' franchise history goes to Nats' third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who wins his first Gold Glove, and the first since the team's Montreal Expos days when Orlando Cabrera, Marquis Grissom and Tim Wallach's skills were recognized by Rawlings. MLB.com's Doug Miller was writing up each of the Gold Glove winners as they were announced in an article entitled simply, "NL Gold Glove winners", where Mr. Miller wrote:

"At the hot corner, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman completed one of the most well-rounded individual seasons in baseball by winning his first Gold Glove, Zimmerman, who made his first All-Star team and batted .292 with 33 home runs and 106 RBIs, also led all NL third basemen in assists, total chances, total outs recorded and games started."

This marks the third fielding award the Nationals' first 1st Round pick has collected this year as he's already been recognized by Bill James, who awarded Zimmerman the "Fielding Bible Award"...ESPN.com, who named Zimmerman Baseball Tonight's "Web Gem Champion"... and the people behind This Year in Baseball's Defensive Player of the Year who've nominated Zimmerman as a finalist for their awardThe Nationals' 25-year-old Face of the Franchise™ appeared on ESPN News to talk about receiving the Gold Glove, telling the host:

"Ryan Zimmerman: You know, it's a huge honor, I think I've been thought of as a defensive player since I got drafted and to finally win one and have something like that is one of the biggest individual honors you can get." 

(ed. note - "The interview with Zimmerman then turned to the state of the franchise, check back later for a full transcript of what Zimmerman had to say about the team's offseason plans, why he signed long-term, the Manager search and Stephen Strasburg.")