WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ryan Zimmerman sent a telegram to the baseball world this evening: “I am Mr. Walkoff.” The fourth-year third baseman did with a ninth inning solo home run into the left field seats. His homer won the first game at Nationals Park for the home team. This may be even better than his Father’s Day 2006 home run to beat the Yankees or July 4, 2006 homer to beat Florida.
I think they cheated us out of hearing “Bustin’ Loose” though.
I will have more to say tomorrow, though possibly not until lunch. I’m tired and hoarse from yelling “Mr. Walkoff.”
UPDATE 6:27 p.a. Monday morning Video of the homer, courtesy of Awful Announcing.
MLB.com video added 09.10.2011