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The Stanley Cup is in Washington and fans will get their first glimpse at it on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. The Nationals will continue their three-game series against the San Francisco Giants and Alex Ovechkin will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The game begins at 12:05 p.m. The entire Capitals team will also be present.
This will mark the second time Ovechkin throws out the first pitch prior to a Nats game. Back on September 27, 2006 at RFK Stadium, Ovechkin took batting practice with eight of his teammates and threw out the first pitch before the Nats took on the Phillies.
Nationals manager Davey Martinez, who’s been an ardent supporter of the Capitals, has also invited the team to take part in batting practice.
Davey also said he plans to invite the Caps here to take BP some time. “See what kind of swigs they’ve got.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 8, 2018
Here’s a look back to 2006 on how the Capitals fared in batting practice.
FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals will be recognized at the Washington Nationals game versus the San Francisco Giants tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. Owner Ted Leonsis, all players and the entire coaching staff will be in attendance. The team will be introduced tomorrow prior to the game. Capitals captain and Conn Smythe-winner Alex Ovechkin will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
By Michael Marzzacco