CHEMISTRY! Nats: Ryan Zimmerman drops that “c word”

Every year, we hear about how a team should do better because of chemistry. This year, Ryan Zimmerman appears to be the first Washington Nationals player to be specifically quoted pointing to “chemistry”

Immediately, that set off an alarm and this video came up:

Ah yes, the World of Chemistry and its beloved theme song. Roald Hoffman is still the guy who carries models of molecules in his knapsack, the unnamed female narrator is still monotone and Don Showalter is blowing stuff up in the lab. DON > BUCK

It would have been much funnier if it had been Gio Gonzalez talking about chemistry.

As for Zimmerman’s shoulder:

Still 45 days until Opening Day…

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Nats: James Andrews/Lewis Yoccum appointments and cortisone futures trading well at mid-day; first Boswell column of spring

Day 3 of Washington Nationals spring training…

PLAYING HURT, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

Playing through a torn rotator cuff (The Post)? Color me skeptical Danny Espinosa. How many cortisone shots will he take this season? Good news if you are Steve Lombardozzi I guess.

Henry Rodriguez thinks his elbow pain is normal, he did have a bone spur removed last summer. I’m just wondering if he does tear his UCL, who does the Tommy John surgery? If it is either Lewis Yoccum or James Andrews, the team considers him really important. If it is the team doctor, well…

THEN THERE IS THOMAS BOSWELL…

Boswell’s column is restrained, by his standards. He writes better when he has a real reason to get excited.

Nats Enquirer on Harper’s view of the state of D.C. sports.

NEWLY ACQUIRED SORIANO LATE FOR SPRING TRAINING, WELL I NEVER…

New closer Rafael Soriano is expected this weekend after dealing with visa issues Hardball Talk, NBC Sports. My theory is visa issues are modern version of holding out to just avoid spring training (Frank Howard did that annually) – American players are jealous.

D-SPAN LEAPS FROM THE FISHES

Denard Span isn’t a fan of osprey’s bombing fish into centerfieldDC Sports Bog, The Post.

FLORIDA TODAY VIDEO COVERAGE

Don’t forget, Florida Today has Nats Spring Training coverage, including this cluster of videos.

45 days until Opening Day…

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