Nationals in World Series for the First Time

So excited to see that the Washington Nationals have reached their first World Series. This is baseball by the way! They will play Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series with the first match at Houston on 22 October 2019 in a first to four games in the seven match contest.

I saw the Nationals play a few years ago at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. After 7 innings it was 0-0 against the Arizona Diamond Backs. So boring I am afraid. Since then though the team has gone from strength to strength.

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The BBC ran a report about fans of Washington Nationals doing the ‘Baby Shark’ clap in support of the team. This was started by Gerado Parra who used the song as his walk up song because his daughter likes it.

Fans welcome Parra to the plate

After visiting Seattle Mariner stadium it was mentioned that apart from Seattle the only other team never to make it to the World Series was Washington.

Interestingly the Nationals used to be the Montreal Expos and the franchise moved to Washington in 2005 playing at RFK Stadium in D.C about 3 miles from the Capitol Building before relocating to the new Nationals Stadium on the banks of the Anacostia River. RFK Stadium is due to be demolished by 2021 for redevelopment.

There used to be a team called the Washington Senators who became the Minnesota Twins in 1960 and a second Washington Senators team who in 1971 relocated to Arlington, Texas to become the Texas Rangers.

Congratulations and good luck Nationals!!

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