May 8, 2008

Back Away From the Keyboard. Slowly.

Put down the laptop and nobody has to have their, "face-of-the-franchise, future All-Star and Gold Glove third baseman" reputation ruined. Ryan Zimmerman does many, many things well. Early evidence suggests that blogging might not be one of them. (H/T to Steinbog.)

Now, NTP loves us some Ryan Zimmerman. Even when he was hitting .215 and swinging at the infielders playing around the horn, we were still Zimmerfans. But DC is a tough town for athlete/bloggers. Gilbert Arenas set the bar very, very high and Chris Cooley has blown past it in record time. That's a lot to live up to for a guy who's also expected to carry the franchise's offense and play flawless defense for 150+ games a year.

Mr. Irrelevant is, shall we say, less than complimentary of the Z-Man's inaugural effort. Far be it from us to suggest that a highly competitive professional athlete like Dutch Zimmerman won't be able to hack the high stakes DC sports blogging scene, but allow us a word of advice.

Ryan: Keep up those two homer games and we promise to be enraptured if all you do is retype the phone book letter by letter for the next five months.

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