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Ryan Zimmerman Nattitude Poster Boy?

Is it time the Washington Nationals changed their “Nattitude” slogan?  Unless it stands for sloppy, error-filled baseball, it is time.

The Nationals were absolutely awful this past weekend against the Braves.  Fielding errors, base running blunders, mental lapses and just plain lousy baseball was what the Nationals “Nattitude” represented this past weekend at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Nationals veteran third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was the poster boy for Nattitude Saturday night.  With one out and a runner on third base, Zimmerman stood at second, with hot-hitting Adam Laroche at the plate.  The Nationals were down 4-1, but had Braves starter Alex Wood on the ropes and golden opportunity to get back into the game.

Unfortunately for Washington, Zimmerman dozed off at second base.  As Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons slipped in behind Zimmerman, Wood whirled and fired a perfect strike to pick off the Nationals third baseman.  The Braves killed two birds with one stone as Zimmerman broke a bone with his finger and will be out 4-6 weeks.

At least Nationals fans won’t have to watch Zimmerman’s girlish looking throws from third base for a while.  Gosh, that is painful to watch.

The Braves swept the three game series against the Nationals as the capitol city crew committed a whopping seven errors.  Are the Nationals tuning up to play in the Little League World series?

Time to change the ridiculous “Nattitude” slogan.  How ’bout just plain “Awful”?