Found February 24, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
(Ryan Zimmerman: still only 27, still drinks beer from a can. Screen cap via video.) And so, while you're sitting around waiting for news on the Ryan Zimmerman contract front, enjoy the video below of Zim on Sports Talk Live on Thursday from The Face of the Franchise talks contract, goals, his age ("I'm not that old, I'm 27!"), drinking canned beer, and of course, Bryce Harper. On Harper: "The hardest thing that he's gonna have is the mental side of it, and learning how to deal with the stage. ...Unfortunately he's 19 and just like everyone else he's gonna have to make mistakes and learn from them. I think we're all excited for him, and when it comes down to it he's gonna help us win a lot of games, and I think that's what it's all about." Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.  

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