The Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS on Tuesday, clinching the franchise’s first trip to the World Series.
Before the playoffs began, outfielder Adam Eaton, a huge hockey and Washington Capitals fan, drew motivation from the Caps Stanley Cup run in 2018.
“They’re inspirational,” Eaton said. “[T]he way they partied afterward, I think everyone in this clubhouse would like to do as well. We’re not quite hockey players. I don’t know if we’re going to go swimming in fountains or anything but hopefully, that’ll inspire us to get there.”
Early Wednesday morning, Nationals players — some shirtless, others wearing oversized goggles — celebrated their first National League pennant. And like the Capitals did with their Cup stands, the Nationals came up with a creative way to celebrate and quickly get inebriated with their new Warren C. Giles Trophy.