With the Zoom call he helped organize for the World Series Game 7 watch party, the AP diary he’s been keeping during the coronavirus quarantine, and the Dr. Fauci interview, Nationals’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been busy even without baseball early in what should be his 16th big league season.
Will Zimmerman get to play in front of fans who’ve following his career since 2005 again?
Right now he thinks he’ll be back in 2021 even if they don’t play this season. If he had a year-plus away from the field? Would he change his mind? Go read your links...
Will Nats fans be denied a proper goodbye for Ryan Zimmerman? - (MASN)
"But everything has been put on hold, including the opportunity for fans to show their appreciation for Zimmerman, who has been playing for the Nats since 2005..."
Looking back at Anthony Rendon’s 10 RBI performance - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Rendon did not seem in line for an historic day, let alone 10 RBIs. His month-long middling and Syndergaard’s 100-mph stuff were leaning against his odds."
We’re calling in the lefty.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 30, 2020
Caroline Harris reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” for this week’s Storytime.
(With a surprise appearance from good boy Murphy Harris.)@HachetteKids@willharris15#NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/fSsFg1DbX7
That time Max Scherzer really didn’t want to hear the phrase ‘pitch count’ - (NBC Sports Washington)
"It caught the reporters by surprise, made teammates giggle and widened the eyes of a public relations manager who began to come closer after hearing various curse words."
Zimmerman interviews Fauci, plus more Nats notes - (MASN)
"Ryan Zimmerman insists he’s got a lot of baseball left in him, but he sure seems to be laying the groundwork for a post-retirement career in broadcasting."
Nats' star Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: Pondering retirement - (AP/Washington Times)
"In a way, I get to see what it would be like to not go to the park every day, to not have to face Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Clayton Kershaw."
This week’s special guest on It’s Lit with Eireann…— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 30, 2020
…professional memer, jorts wearer, baseball player and mediocre micobrewery manager(?) Sean Doolittle.@EireannDolan@whatwouldDOOdo#NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/kxxKDqzosN
This is the biggest trash talker on every team - (MLB.com)
"[Max] Scherzer pulls no punches, from swearing and muttering to himself on the mound to the clubhouse pools he takes pride in dominating to the batting cage..."
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Phillies offer credit, refunds for April, May games - (MLB.com)
"The Phillies’ ticket office is busy this week, even without baseball. The office is contacting season-ticket holders, single-ticket buyers and group leaders about credits to their accounts or refunds for scheduled games in April and May."
'Hope' of Yoenis Cespedes Mets revival comes with coronavirus tweak - (NY Post)
"If MLB plays a season and Yoenis Cespedes returns to the active roster, he will be near or beyond the two-year anniversary of his most recent game for the Mets."
Press release: Marlins, Tito's Vodka free meals to service industry - (MLB.com)
"The Miami Marlins and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, in their third year as a proud sponsor of the Miami Marlins, are joining efforts to provide complimentary meals to hospitality workers in South Florida and across the state of Florida on Thursday, May 7."
Here’s our Braves Mount Rushmore — feel free to differ - (AJC.com)
"Begin with the Braves, and the four cornerstone contributors since the team’s move to Atlanta in 1966. Who might they be?"