Scene of the Week: Nationals Re-Sign Legend Ryan Zimmerman
While the Nats still continue to look for a 3B, good news has sprinkled down at Nats Park, as the Washington Nationals have signed team legend, Ryan Zimmerman, to a one-year contract. Zimmerman, 35, had many questions coming into the offseason regarding the future of his career — whether that be for the Nationals, someplace else, or simply retirement. The Nats officially got Zimmerman back, and it’s great news for all DC fans.
Zimmerman finally got his title last year, serving as a key player in the Nationals 2019 World Series run. The two-time All-Star looks to step into a more rotational role with the team, splitting time with Eric Thames at the 1B position.
Take of the Week: Maryland Picks Up Two Wins This Week
The Maryland Terrapins have two tough games this week, playing Indiana on the road and Iowa back home at College Park. The Terps have not been hot on the road this season and have dropped to 17th in the AP Poll after being ranked sixth to start the season.
But I believe this team will pick up two huge Big Ten wins. Indiana is a very aggressive team that beat Michigan State this past week. With Maryland playing on the road, we have every reason to bet against them, right? I disagree. Maryland matches up very well against this Indiana side, who they defeated earlier in the season at College Park. Combined with a great game from Jalen Smith, it will be enough for a Terrapins win. Instead of watching the Pro Bowl, make sure you watch the Terps defeat the Hoosiers.
As for Iowa, Maryland is currently undefeated at home. A game that has the crowd doing a black-out, Maryland is going to be running on fumes. After wins at Northwestern and Indiana, Maryland comes home and defeats Iowa to help move up in the AP Poll.
NBA All-Star Starters Announced
The NBA All-Star Starters have been announced, and people have had a lot to say about them.
For the East, it includes guards Kemba Walker and Trae Young. The forwards are Giannis Antetokoounmpo, Pascal Siakam, and Joel Embiid. While these players all have resumés that would put them as a starter, Jimmy Butler and Bradley Beal being snubbed leaves the big question on whether they should start. Regardless, the East doesn’t seem to match the talent of the Western Conference.
For the West, the All-Star starting squad includes Luka Doncic and James Harden as guards, and LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis as the forwards. The Western Conference is stacked, and these five players all deserve to be starters. The reserves are still a question, but a great All-tar game is coming your way from Chicago.