I had brought a chess set and old mechanical clock, and was ready to play. So I played my MacIntosh MacBook today the “makeup game” and actually lost with White to an Albin Counter Gambit. I’ll have to take more time and care when playing the computer (which will change defenses every game). (The computer uses the Stephen Hawking voice.) The computer was a proxy for Ryan, whom I presume knows how to play chess as well as baseball. (I’ve often tweeted that the Nationals and Redskins both [yes, would like a name change] should lean the game.) OK, I lost my game to Ryan Zimmerman. If I were a character in "South Park" I could lose a chess game to Brian Boitano,
The Washington Nationals on the MLB site report that Ryan Zimmerman (and his wife Heather) volunteered packing Thanksgiving dinners at Food and Friends, MLB video link here. Wikipedia reports that Ryan's mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995, so he had to take responsibility for others in family earlier in life than many people.