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. 

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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

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