The Washington Nationals are National League champions and going to the World Series for the first time.
And Nats World Series gear is already available to purchase.
Tuesday night in front of 43,975 screaming fans, the Washington Nationals won Game Four of the National League Championship Series 7-4.
With the win, the Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals four games to none. They have won the National League pennant for the first time in team history.
You guys, the Nats are going to the World Series!
The Washington Capitals have been thoroughly behind the Washington Nationals during their magical MLB postseason run and that didn’t stop today.
Ahead of Game Four of the National League Championship Series, Nicklas Backstrom wore a Nationals hat to practice.
With a win against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Nationals will go to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.
Like an NHL enforcer, the Washington Nationals have a long memory and Tuesday, the Nats Twitter savagely roasted Bryce Harper in the most subtle way possible.
It’s brilliant. You’ll appreciate it. I promise.
The early part of any NHL season can be chaotic. The Capitals started the season with a difficult schedule and have two new defensemen playing full time (Jonas Siegenthaler and Tyler Lewington). The team is still finding itself. So reaching strong conclusions about individual players — especially goaltenders, who are prone to more volatility than skaters — so soon in the season is generally unwise.
But Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden was asked to do so on Monday night. The press asked Reirden if rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov has earned playing time over 30-year-old veteran Braden Holtby. It’s a storyline that’s impossible to ignore right now.
The Washington Capitals have lost four of their last five games, including last night’s 6-3 throttling to the Colorado Avalanche. In an effort to jumpstart his team, head coach Todd Reirden has changed up the lines.
Tuesday during practice, literally every forward line was different.
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”
The Washington Nationals throttled the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 during Game Three of the National League Championship Series Monday night. The Nationals are now only one win away from going to the World Series for the very first time.
The Nationals scored four runs in the fourth inning, spurred on by an RBI double by huge Capitals fan Adam Eaton. The Nats added four more runs in the later innings to cement the W. Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 batters — none on fastballs — and gave up no earned runs in one of the most dominant starts of his career. Howie Kendrick had three doubles and three RBI.
And looking out on it all was Baby Shark. Gerardo Parra brought a tiny, neon blue, plush shark out to the dugout steps and hung it from the netting. Baby Shark has become as important on this Nationals team as Jobu was for the fictional Cleveland Indians team from the cult-classic movie, Major League.
The Washington Capitals lost to the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Monday, but it was a special game for two Caps dads in particular.
Sergei Ovechkin and Kirill Orlov attended their first hockey game with mom!
Monday night, Andre Burakovsky played his first game against the Washington Capitals since being traded to the Colorado Avalanche over the summer.
And before he even entered the arena, Burakovsky got a huge reaction from fans. Many longtime Caps fans welcomed Burakovsky with signs as he walked inside the front doors wearing a suit.
RMNB reader Claire Altman had a giant poster made for the game. The poster is of Burakovsky holding Tom Wilson as if Wilson is his baby. Burakovsky posted Claire’s photoshop to his Instagram Story in May during the summer to tease Tom Wilson and continue his long-simmering social media “beef” with his former roommate.
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