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Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn Not Injured in Holocaust Museum Shooting

posted Jun 11, 2009, 5:50 AM by Steven Seagal   [ updated Jun 11, 2009, 10:05 AM ]

The tragedy that unfolded yesterday at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington DC that left a museum guard fatally wounded and the shooter himself critically wounded couldn't have played out much better. For the Washington Nationals Jewish players, that is.

The many dozens of Washington Nationals fans held their collective breaths while news of the shooting trickled out throughout the day. One fan, Mike Winters, spoke of his concern for the Nationals Jewish stars. "Once I heard about the shooting" said Winters, "I thought, my god, let Ryan and Adam be at the temple, at a Bar Mitzvah, anywhere but the Holocaust museum".

Luckily for Mike Winters and the other 63 confirmed Nationals fans, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn were at Nationals Park, preparing for their game against the Cincinnati Reds. "Once I saw Zimmerman and Dunn take the field" said Winters "I thanked my lord for having mercy on them".

The timing of the shooting couldn't have been stranger for Nationals fans and their beloved team either. The Nationals had just recently selected uber prospect and probable Jew, Stephen Strasburg in this years draft. Before the game, Nationals manager Manny Acta spoke with reporters about both the shooting and Strasburg. "Do I think there's a connection? Maybe, I never met Strasburg but he sounds Jewish. Then this shooting happened. It's all sort of, I don't know. If I had to bet on it. I'd say that Yeah, there is definitely a connection. I'd bet my salary on it". This reporter might do the same.