The Stanley Cup Takes in a Ballgame at Nationals Park

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After Alex Ovechkin threw out the first pitch and a select few players spoke to reporters, it was time to take in a ballgame! The players went up into a suite on the third base line with the Stanley Cup. While there was a baseball game going on between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants, the big action people paid attention to occurred in that suite.Β 

Here’s a look back at Ovechkin’s first pitch(es)

On the way to the suite.

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After a couple of drinks, it was time to show the Stanley Cup some baseball.

With the San Francisco Giants batting in the top of the third, Alex Ovechkin might have created a distraction.

Apparently, Ovechkin was pumping the Stanley Cup over his head numerous times throughout the game.

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Dan Kolko of MASN interviewed the players in the fourth inning as each one was chugging beers.

Kolko: “Alex, what has this been like? It’s your first time in front of this many D.C. sports fans back in D.C. since you won the Cup. What is this like?”

Ovechkin: “It’s great. We have fun but…”

Then Ovechkin and Tom Wilson broke out into singing “We are the Champions”:

In the bottom of the fourth, Bryce Harper crushed a home run and Nicklas Backstrom held up the Stanley Cup. Harper, a Vegas native, is a Golden Knights fan so I’m sure he appreciated the gesture.

This was Devante Smith-Pelly’s first game!

FP Santangelo pointed out in the broadcast that the Capitals players were initially going to leave after the pregame ceremony. They stayed the entire nine innings. The Nationals defeated the Giants 7-5.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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