The Washington Nationals took their World Series championship celebrations downtown on Saturday with a parade and rally. The turnout and atmosphere from Nats fans was nothing short of incredible, and the day featured everything from a WWE championship belt, the viral Bud Light fan getting his own float, Brian Dozier living his best, shirtless life, and much more.
With so much happening across the entire day, we’ve rounded up some of the best moments from the parade and rally for you to live and re-live, whether you were able to attend or not!
More often seen racing during games at Nationals Park, the presidents took the lead at the parade and hopped on some bicycles. We were impressed with their balance!
— Laura Geller TV (@LauraGellerTV) November 2, 2019
Adam Eaton’s dugout celebration has come a long way. He got behind the wheel of an actual car during the parade. The only thing it was missing was Howie Kendrick.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 2, 2019
Nats fans brought their good doggos out for the day to celebrate at the parade, but Sean Doolittle found the best dogs of all.
I found some very good dogs at the parade pic.twitter.com/dFOVLU0Ye9
— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) November 2, 2019
In a bid to keep the Nats “hydrated” during their drive to the rally, fans in the crowd threw beer cans to them. Trea Turner made a pretty impressive catch.
— Ryan (@That_kid_berry) November 2, 2019
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate your 100th birthday than to have Dave Martinez run down to you during the parade to snap a picture with the Commissioners Trophy.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 2, 2019
Triple H, as is tradition, gifted the Nats with a WWE championship belt. Max Scherzer climbed on top of the bus he was on to hold the belt above his head and make the gathered fans go wild.
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2019
Sean Doolittle brought along his trusty lightsaber to the parade. We wouldn’t have expected anything less!
— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) November 2, 2019
Sean Doolittle, lightsaber and all, swapped the bus for the Bullpen Cart. Just when we thought it wasn’t possible to love him more than we already do.
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) November 2, 2019
The sky was painted red by confetti to celebrate as the World Series trophy was hoisted during the parade. It looked really damn impressive.
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) November 2, 2019
It wouldn’t be a Nats celebration without a rendition of Baby Shark, and the team delivered once they were on stage at the rally.
— MLB Venezuela (@MLBVenezuela) November 2, 2019
While Mayor Muriel Bowser delivered her speech at the rally, Sean Doolittle and Max Scherzer felt a little naughty and started dabbing in the background. Shenanigans.
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) November 2, 2019
Grab your tissues. Ryan Zimmerman delivered a speech that tugged at the heartstrings of every Nationals fan in attendance at the rally, and watching from home. There likely wasn’t a dry eye in the entire place.
"We grew up together."
Mr. National, now and forever. ❤ pic.twitter.com/TDQEGnoInC
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2019
It’s not even remotely surprising that Zimmerman’s words led to this beautiful group hug.
— leslifoster (@leslifoster) November 2, 2019
Of course, how else could a Nationals championship rally end than with Brian Dozier shirtless and Calma playing. A fitting end to an incredible day.
Brian Dozier's feeling pretty good. pic.twitter.com/efPUnSDAIe
— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 2, 2019
Headline photo: @MLB
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