Ryan Zimmerman danced his way around home plate and somehow avoided the tag
Ryan Zimmerman is what we would call a veteran. The 2017 season will be his 13th in the Majors, and he'll turn 33 years old in September. It's been a bit since he finished second in the 2006 Rookie of the Year voting, in other words. But in the fourth inning of the Nationals' Spring Training matchup with the Astros on Saturday, Zimmerman showed he can still move as if he were 10 years younger. Zimmerman led off the Nationals' three-run fourth with a double, and then came around to score on Trea Turner's fielder's choice -- and when we say he came around, we mean he really came around, dancing his way around home plate and somehow avoiding Brian McCann's tag:
Dusty Baker was impressed. "Zim's looking good," he told MLB.com's Jamal Collier. "He had a trick slide that you dream about having at the plate. You'd rather not see him going head first, but it's hard to tell a guy to just go up there and be out too." You know, with those moves, maybe Zimmerman will follow in the footsteps of another vet's post-MLB career.