Leesburg, Virginia, has re-named itself Natsburg, Virginia, after approving a declaration to change the town’s name Friday afternoon meeting.
The temporary name change is to celebrate the World Series championship won by the Washington Nationals and will last through the weekend from Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3.
Council members did the Baby Shark after the unanimous vote.
It’s official! @TownofLeesburg is ‘Natsburg’ from now thru Sunday!
— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) November 1, 2019
Capitalsville hosted a pep rally for the Capitals and re-did its sign entering the town. Many Capitals fans took photos with it including this nerd and his baby.
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I was invited by Lovettesville Mayor @BobbyZoldos to experience the final day his town was renamed Capitalsville – in honor of the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Of course I brought the Stanley Cup. While there, I got a Capitalsville hat and cold brew from Backstrom Brews (@backstreetbrews), some pizza from Lovettesville Pizza and Subs, and took many many photos in front of the Capitalsville sign. Thanks for the lovely hospitality, @bobbyzoldos, and thanks for your service as a firefighter.
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Here’s the full proclamation from the Leesburg council.
WHEREAS, the Washington Nationals baseball team has many strong and loyal Virginia fans; and WHEREAS, the Washington Nationals baseball team with it’s exciting team players has brought a new excitement and respect for the game of baseball to the Virginia, Maryland and DC area; and
WHEREAS, the Washington Nationals having swept the St. Louis Cardinals, advanced to the World Series for the first time in the franchise’s history and for the first time in DC baseball since 1933; and
WHEREAS, a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 secured the World Series Title for the Washington Nationals, delivered the first baseball title for the nation’s capital area since Walter Johnson’s Senators won their only one in 1924, 95 years ago; and with a Major League Baseball best record of 74-38 to finish the regular season 93-69; and
WHEREAS, baseball is more than just a game but is a presence in our community from Tee-ball to Little League to Babe Ruth League and high school teams to the National League champion Washington Nationals. Baseball teaches teamwork, dedication to the goal, discipline and the ability to get along with and help others. As said by sports columnist Barry Svrluga, “Now that it’s done, though, remember not just that they won but how they won. The 2019 Washington Nationals taught us all lessons – about patience and belief, about faith and fortitude, about finding life where none seemed to exist. They are champions because of all of that, even if – right now or next month or next year – its unfathomable they did it at all.”
NOW THEREFORE LET IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Leesburg congratulates the Washington Nationals baseball team on its performance at the 2019 World Series and in recognition of its positive impact to our area hereby proclaim the Town of Leesburg will be renamed “Natsburg” beginning Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019.
PROCLAIMED this 1st day of November, 2019.
Kelly Burk, Mayor
Photo: Leesburg Facebook Page
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