You guys, something magical happened Wednesday. The three major Washington DC area teams that are playing right now — the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards, and Washington Nationals — all won their games on April 19. Two of those teams, the Caps and the Wizards, won first-round playoff games.
Someone pinch me, I must be dreaming. DC is actually rising.
The Washington Nationals appears to have caught Caps playoff fever and they don’t care who knows it.
Last weekend, the team watched the Capitals-Bruins game during batting practice at Citizens Bank Park. A few days later, outfielder Adam Eaton took his son to practice at Kettler. On Saturday, the Nationals attended Game Two at Verizon Center.
Pitcher Max Scherzer was first to break the news, telling Grant Paulsen on Friday that he and a few other Nats players would attend. The full Nats crew included Scherzer, Michael A. Taylor, Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Eaton, Vegas Golden Knights fan Bryce Harper, and their significant others.
At 7 PM, the puck will drop, marking the beginning of the Washington Capitals’ 2017 playoff run. They are being supported by all the major franchises in this area.
On Thursday, DC’s big three teams, the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals, and the Washington Wizards, all wished the Capitals good luck.
45 miles north, the Baltimore Orioles did the same, posting photos of Buck Showalter and Adam Jones in Caps shirts.
This is amazing.
Over the weekend, the Nationals put on the Washington Capitals game at Citizens Bank Park during batting practice.
This clearly was not enough hockey for Nats centerfielder Adam Eaton, who appears to have taken his son Brayden to Caps practice on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump declined the Washington Nationals’ invitation to throw out the first pitch Monday due to a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt. In hindsight, he may be happy about that decision.
After the Nationals 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins (where Bryce Harper hit his fifth Opening Day dinger), protestors unfurled a giant “Impeach Trump #Resist” sign over a walkway in the second deck of the outfield.
Days after a heart-breaking loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Washington Nationals came out to Verizon Center to support the Capitals during their home opener.
Nats players spotted at the game included Daniel Murphy, Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Zimmerman, Tanner Roark, Jose Lobaton, and Michael A. Taylor.
The Capitals are opening their season tonight after Pittsburgh takes an hour and a half to hoist some cloth thing. However, back at home the Nationals are sending out Max Scherzer to win Game 5 and send them into the NLCS where they would have a date with the Chicago Cubs.
In summary, my attention is going to divided like no other, this live blog isn’t going to have the format that you probably remember from last season because it may involve baseball activity, but it will return to normal eventually. Let’s go win multiple sports ball games by multiple runs/goals.
Go teams and go live comments.
The Washington Nationals are back in the playoffs tonight and will look to put past playoff disappointments behind them, as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Divisional Series.
Caps defenseman John Carlson, a huge Nats fan, tweeted out his support in the afternoon.
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