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Ryan Zimmerman's Got a Blog

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Look, I gladly cash my Comcast SportsNet paychecks whenever they show up at the front door. I watch Sports Rise every morning. I keep meaning to get Buckhantz's "Dagger!" as my cell phone ring tone, and I nearly fell over myself sprinting to greet the great Michael Jenkins at D.C. United training on Tuesday. I've told the people there that if they give me a desk, I'd gladly work there every day. I bloody love that network, and that's the truth.

But signing up Ryan Zimmerman as a blogger? I mean, is this the same Ryan Zimmerman I'm thinking of? The guy who openly admitted to me that he would never be of use to my blog, because his public persona is to humor and wit and free-flowing quirkiness like Nick Young is to existential despair? Let's look at his first post.

The new stadium is fantastic!!! If you have not been out there yet with the weather getting nicer, please come. It's an incredible ballpark.

It's been so nice to see good size crowds. It really is fun to play before a loud crowd that is into the game.

I hated to see Wizards lose in the playoffs. I went to a lot of games this past off season and it was so much fun. Hopefully, they won't have the injuries they had this season and will be able to go deeper into the playoffs next season.

Yup. That would appear to be the same guy.

Ok, without having been in the Nats clubhouse this season, here's a list of appropriate Nats bloggers, in rough order: Paul Lo Duca, Dmitri Young, Lastings Milledge, Nick Johnson, Jason "Existential Despair" Bergmann, Robert "Always a Nat" Fick, Felipe Lopez's wife. Ryan Zimmerman would appear somewhere after the clubhouse attendant, the peanut salesman, Teddy Roosevelt and Stan Kasten, and just ahead of the rosin bag. Nice guy, great building block, terrific with the fans, but bad, bad, bad potential blogger.

Look, SportsyNet, it's not too late to turn this into the Ryan Zimmerman Blog, by Dmitri Young and Paul "Fan Fighter" Lo Duca. Yesterday we had Gilbert blogging about his knee tattoo and Chris Cooley blogging about his private parts; if we're gonna be the center of the sports blogging universe we've got something of a reputation to hold up here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 8, 2008; 3:25 PM ET
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Why, Ryan, why? It's almost painful.

He must really trying hard to scare off the eligible women of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 8, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Use to like Zim. Lost all respect for him.
Now he's just like any other blogger = LOSER!

Posted by: caphcky | May 8, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't Elijah Dukes be high up on that list as well? Assuming nothing he blogs about can be proven in a court of law?

Posted by: Max Wass | May 8, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

You're too kind, Steinz.

Posted by: Jenks | May 9, 2008 3:59 AM | Report abuse

Wow. One post and Ryan's already managed to have the most hurting blog in D.C.

Posted by: Frack | May 9, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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