The Washington Nationals were inspired by the Washington Capitals’ championship win in 2018. Especially their celebrating.
“Finally, we played hockey like we can party,” Nicklas Backstrom said during the Capitals championship parade. During that wonderful moment in DC history, Caps players swam in the fountains of the Georgetown Waterfront, did Cup stands on the Stanley Cup, slept with the championship trophy, and got drunken tattoos.
The Nats, insane partiers in their own right, sang shirtless to Calma, wielded lightsabers, and wore goggles due to all the airborne alcohol. But it was after improbably beating the Los Angeles Dodgers and improbably winning the NLCS where they took on the personality of the Capitals.
The Nationals found a way to drink out of the Warren C. Giles Trophy, using its ramp to funnel dumped alcohol into their mouths.
After winning the World Series, the Nationals tried to drink out of the Commissioner’s Trophy too.
But that was a lot harder.
The Commissioner’s Trophy has a flat base and lots of sharp metal prongs that operate as replica flag poles for every Major League team.
The Nationals used the following strategy to drink out of their new metal toy. They held the trophy over their heads at an angle and then multiple teammates dumped beer onto the metal base where some of it actually went into the celebrating player’s mouth.
— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) October 31, 2019
Many of the Nationals tried this technique out.
The effort resulted in a lot of spilled beer. But it’s the thought that counts.
World Series trophy review:
– v shiny
– hard to drink from (we tried)
– impossible to eat cereal out of
– heavier than it looks
– can be worn like a hat
– still in one piece (barely)
– says 2019 World Champions on it
– IS BACK IN DC AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU pic.twitter.com/aU5VpF9WGn
— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) November 1, 2019
It also looks like they bent the trophy.
✅ Came back down 3-1 in B8 of the WC game
✅ Came back down 2-1 in the NLDS, down 3-1 in T8 of Game 5
✅ Came back down 3-2 in the #WorldSeries, down 2-0 in T7 of Game 7
Most impressive of all?
✅ Drank from a trophy that seems specifically designed not to drink from pic.twitter.com/rurrcrsxAu
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 1, 2019
On Thursday, Tom Wilson was told about the Nats’ antics with the Commissioner’s Trophy.
Tom Wilson on if Nats need to find a trophy with sides on it to drink from:
“That’s what I was thinking. You can drink through it, I guess. The Stanley Cup is pretty cool. I’m not going to compare the two." https://t.co/JGEBUq4ITT
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) October 31, 2019
He thinks whatever they drink from next needs ramps.
Headline photo: @adam_eaton2
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