District Daily: NLDS tickets sell out in 17 minutes, Ryan Zimmerman and October

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Sep 16, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40) and relief pitcher Drew Storen (22) and catcher Jose Lobaton (59) and left fielder Scott Hairston (7) celebrate a victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-0 to clinch the National League eastern division championship. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Washington Nationals Playoffs: NLDS Tickets Sell Out in 17 Minutes

(NBC Washington)

Playoff tickets for the Washington Nationals’ National League Division Series (NLDS) home games went on sale Monday morning — and were sold out in just 17 minutes.

Tickets for the general public became available Monday at 10 a.m. Within 15 minutes of the tickets being made available, fans hoping to snag a seat were placed in a virtual waiting room. Read full article here.

Washington Nationals: Should Ryan Zimmerman play in October?

(Julia Dang, iSportsWeb)

With October fast approaching, there has been one question on every Washington Nationals fan’s mind. Will Ryan Zimmerman be off the disabled list soon enough to play before the postseason? The answer as of two days ago is a “yes”, playing his first game Saturday.

Since Zimmerman’s hamstring injury in July, it was reported two weeks ago he was doing some jogging and took batting practice for the first time since his injury. Read full article here.

The Nationals employ more than 1,100 people who never get an at-bat or throw a pitch

(Barry Svrluga, Washington Post)

Three buses filled the concourse outside the home clubhouse at Nationals Park, visible to only a few security guards and those who would climb aboard for the ride to Union Station, for the train to New York, for the games in Queens, for the flight to Atlanta and on and on, not to return for 11 days. It was two minutes before 8 p.m. on a Wednesday earlier this month, and the whiteboard inside the clubhouse — where attendants swept away the last bit of detritus from that day’s game — was red-letter clear about what followed: BUS 8:10. But all the meal money hadn’t yet been given out, so Rob McDonald remained behind his desk in his office, just at the top of the stairs that lead to the home dugout. Read full article here.

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