Meet the Team: Part IV
The third annual Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic takes place this Sunday, September 15, following the Nationals home game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Each day this week in advance of the game, we will introduce you to two members of the team – one celebrity participant and one of the Wounded Warriors who will participate.
WWCSC Experience: First Year
Best known for his role as Jimmy Palmer on the top-rated show NCIS, Dietzen is making his first appearance in the WWCSC. However, this will not be his first charitable experience with the military, as he has previously participated in a golf tournament benefitting Wounded Warriors. Dietzen plays softball recreationally in a pair of leagues, one with the NCIS crew and another one with a group of friends outside of show business. In addition to the honor of playing with our nation’s heroes, he is looking forward to the experience of stepping between the lines to play tomorrow.
“I’ve walked on a Major League Baseball field, but I’ve never played before. Just being out there, at Nats Park, that’s an amazing, amazing place to be able to have my first time ever playing out there, at the ripe of age of 35. I’m a 35-year-old rookie. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Born: 1984 in Dighton, Massachusetts
WWCSC Experience: Third Year
A veteran of the US Army who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Reynolds underwent a left arm forequarter amputation following his 15-month tour when he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. Reynolds previously participated in Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic contests in 2011 and 2012. In addition to softball, he also enjoys weight lifting, golf, fishing, baseball, Texas Hold ‘Em and riding four-wheelers.