The Washington Nationals started the season in a swoon. On May 23, they were 12 games under .500, looking listless without Bryce Harper and without a prayer to make the playoffs. Fast forward to October 14, the Nationals are now one game away from the World freaking Series.
They are also getting cameos at games and shoutouts from famous movie stars.
“I grew up blocks away from this park,” Dave Bautista, six-time WWE champion and Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, said after the Nationals win. “I went to elementary school across the street. Poor kid from DC makes good. I can’t explain how good this feels. #prodigalson welcome. #dreamchaser #DCpride #DCborn”
K street. Van Ness Elementary 😊#1000 👈🏼 know bout that? https://t.co/h3M4wLJyGw
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) October 15, 2019
Bautista attended Monday’s game to catch the first pitch of Make-A-Wish’s Parker Staples. Parker was invited back to Nats Park after throwing out the first pitch on May 24 when the Nats turned their season. Their record at that point was 19-31.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 15, 2019
It’s the first National League Championship Series game in DC since 1933 and the team came out to the Avengers theme and DC’s own @DaveBautista caught the ceremonial pitch from a kiddo battling cancer and I’m crying already. #STAYINTHEFIGHT #Nationals pic.twitter.com/QjmDsRHVr9
— Capital Chick (@acapitalchick) October 14, 2019
Bautista has documented himself attending Nats game in 2014 and 2017 previously.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 11, 2014
The last known time Bautista was in DC was to cut a promo on Triple H to set up his final wrestling match at WrestleMania 35. Bautista appeared at Capital One Arena in April and was greeted with loud Welcome Back chants.
After growing up in DC, Bautista now lives in Tampa Bay and is a full-time actor. He’s currently filming for the upcoming movie Army of the Dead. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is also currently in pre-production.
Headline photo: @davebautista
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