District Daily: Zimmerman, Nationals lend support to Turkey Day initiative


Sep 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman (11) warms up in the outfield prior to a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers, and happy Turkey Day! Start off your Thanksgiving Thursday with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Zimmerman, Nats lend support to Turkey Day initiative

(Andrew Simon, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman was wearing two gloves on Tuesday morning, but neither one was made of leather or designed to catch a baseball.

Instead, the Nationals veteran simply was following proper kitchen protocol as he and his wife, Heather, spent time volunteering at Food & Friends, an organization based in northeast D.C. that delivers nutritious meals to needy people with critical illnesses. They were joined by several other Nats staff members as the team continued its seven-year tradition of helping Food & Friends with its Thanksgiving preparations. Read full article here.

More from District on Deck

Souza has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Just by talking to Nationals outfielder Steven Souza Jr., one can tell that he looks forward to Thanksgiving. It means spending time with his family, including his parents, in Everett, Wash.

About 20 family members attend the festivities, and Souza looks forward to eating deep fried turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy and shrimp salad. He said his mother, two aunts and grandmother are tremendous cooks.

“I can’t wait for their home cooking,” Souza said. “They all have their special dishes. It’s so fun to just sit there, look at all the food and devour it.” Read full article here.