Jordan Zimmermann’s wife Mandy Zimmerman is wishing you don’t mistake her husband for other people named Jordan Zimmermann. Actually, there’s another former pitcher named Jordan Zimmerman (with one “n” and not two) who was drafted in the 32nd round, 886th overall in 1993. He pitched 8 total innings and became a real estate salesman in Arizona. Why is this important? Well, other than the fact that it gives you an idea how hard it is to become a quality pitcher in the big leagues, it’s a prelude to telling you about still another Jordan Zimmerman (also with only one “n”). That Jordan Zimmerman is a onetime bodybuilding champion and business tycoon who’s worth $4.4 billion. He has a butler named Dudley with a “Z” sewn into his jacket.
If I was Jordan Zimmermann, I would not want to be mistaken for either of those guys. Right now, being the Jordan Zimmermann that pitches for the Washington Nationals is not such a bad deal. He’s on a really nice tear, having finished a match recently against the Padres where he pitched a complete game, two hits, no walks, and 12 strikeouts. Very nice stuff, Big J. Jordan throws a variety of pitches. His fastest pitch is his four-seam, clocking in around 95 mph. He’s had terrific control lately, and he’s now been named an all-star for the second year in a row. Right now he’s 6-4 but with a 2.79 ERA. Last year he posted a very impressive 19-9 record.
There’s not much to say about Mandy except she’s a consistent stay-at-home mom, raising a kid she popped out last year. She used to work at a dialysis clinic, but now her official facebook status is “mommy to Riley.” Both jobs sounds very boring and unfulfilling to me. I’ve never been a fan of dialysis clinics, and I don’t trust babies named Riley. Jordan and Mandy are chilling in their DC suburb, and life is good.