Every major DC Sports team has backed the Capitals in their quest for the Cup, but there’s one team in particular that’s done more than the others: the Washington Nationals. From the players wearing Caps’ merch during batting practice to Max Scherzer watching a Caps playoff game in-between innings of one of his starts, the Nats have been prolific in their support.
Now comes a photo and video that suggests that relationship is going to another level. Sunday afternoon, a couple of the Nationals Racing Presidents were caught skating on the ice.
That’s a big hmmmm. 🤔
When you’re deep in writing and look up to see this: pic.twitter.com/4gu1HYNdnR
— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) June 3, 2018
The photo was shared on Twitter by the Washington Times Redskins beat report Matthew Paras. Paras was at Kettler Iceplex after the Capitals skate when he looked up and noticed the Presidents on the ice. The Nationals have the day off tomorrow.
Vince Sapienza of Fox 5 Vegas also tweeted this video.
the racing presidents are now the skating presidents, apparently, @Caps_Slapshot also on the ice for a possible practice performance ahead of game four
I bet Abe wins Monday night #allcaps #vegasborn #stanleycup pic.twitter.com/jpeJRsKFpV
— Vince Sapienza (@VinceSapienza) June 3, 2018
Could this mean… the Racing Presidents are going to race during a Stanley Cup Final game?
If the giant-headed mascots do indeed hit the ice, we believe this would be the first time the Racing Presidents have donned skates since 2012 during a Presidents’ Day game at Nassau Coliseum.
This season there are four Racing Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The Presidents typically dress in Nats jerseys numbered according to their term (#1 for Washington, #3 for Jefferson, #16 for Lincoln, #26 for Roosevelt).
Headline photo: @Matthew_Paras
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