Washington Nationals: Top 10 moments from the 2018 season
By Blake Finney
7 – Caps take over Nats Park with the Stanley Cup
Although the Washington Nationals didn’t make the postseason themselves, it didn’t mean they couldn’t help another team celebrate their playoff success.
Just a few days after the Washington Capitals made history by lifting the team’s first Stanley Cup, they took over Nats Park. With the whole of D.C. still on a high after the victory, it was a perfect celebration for the Caps.
Initially, the Caps were supposed to show up, throw the first pitch, take some questions and leave. But after a few beers, they decided to stay at the game up in one of the suites, as they became the stars of the game.
Every time a player lifted the cup, the whole crowd cheered, between each hitter, all eyes were on the Caps. MASN even sent Dan Kolko up to the suite to interview some of the players, which went about as you would expect an interview with boozed up hockey players to go.
Their antics at Nats Park were the catalyst for a glorious rampage across Washington D.C. celebrating with their city. It included keg stands out of the cup, swimming in the Georgetown Fountain, a party bus and long trip to Cafe Milano.
The Caps get their title defense underway on Wednesday against the Boston Bruins as D.C. switches its focus from baseball to football and hockey. Hopefully, someday the Nationals win a World Series and go on a bender of their own.