(Photo via Absolute Addiction dot com. H/T to http://twitter.com/ckstevenson. Wow. You really can't make this stuff up.)
Seriously? No joke?
Ryan Zimmerman is hosting DeAngelo Hall's Birthday party tonight in D.C.
Our anonymous, unnamed sources tell us Zim will also be doing magic tricks and making balloon animals for the kids.
(Quite a year for Zim: Gold Glove. Silver Slugger. Birthday Party Host - and for DeAngelo Hall, no less.)
After DeAngelo Hall's own teammates didn't stick up for him on the sidelines in Atlanta a few weeks ago, it looks like Ryan Zimmerman clearly has Hall's back. We just can't figure out why. What, none of Hall's own teammates would host his birthday party? Do they hate him that much? Anyway, Zim is hosting Hall's birthday bash at Shadow Room on K street in DC tonight, like the image above suggests. From the official release:
Join Shadow Room as we celebrate DeAngelo Hall's Birthday hosted by Ryan Zimmerman of The Washington Nationals along with his celebrity friends and athletes this Friday. You don’t want to miss this party!!
Celebrity friends!? Athletes!? Count us in!
But: Ryan Zimmerman. DAngelo Hall. Ryan Zimmerman & DeAngelo Hall. Can you think of a more unlikely pairing of pro-athletes in DC-sports history? How did Zim get the gig? And if his hosting duties require him to get on mic and greet/fire up the crowd, will he use the same deadpan drone he subjects Nats fans to during interviews, or will he be a little more...peppy?
(thanks again to http://twitter.com/ckstevenson for the tip.)