The Nationals Celebrated in Style After Clinching Their First NL Pennant

In Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: D.C. goes wild for the Nats, an embarrassing night for the USMNT and more.
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The Nationals finally did it

Washington Nationals players celebrate in the clubhouse after winning the National League pennant

Fifty years after the franchise was founded and 15 after it moved to Washington, the Nationals are headed to their first World Series. 

The Cardinals were sent packing before the first inning was even over, just like they did to the Braves in the NLDS. St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson got chased after recording just a single out and allowing seven runs. 

This play sums up the whole inning nicely. 

The Cards threatened a couple of times later in the game but it wasn’t enough. Here’s what it looked like on the field when Victor Robles hauled in the final out to clinch it. 

The celebration then continued in the home clubhouse, where Max Scherzer was being his typical weird self and Brian Dozier figured out how to drink out of the trophy

Ryan Zimmerman, the only player left over from the original Nationals team in 2005, may have been more fired up than anybody. 

Everybody was drinking plenty, except for Juan Soto, who doesn’t turn 21 until the day of Game 3 of the World Series. 

Meanwhile, Sean Doolittle wandered back onto the field to interrupt a live TV broadcast with a lightsaber. 

It wasn’t quite pandemonium out in the streets, but some guy did drop an F-bomb and another confessed it was his first day as a Nats fan. 

The party eventually spilled out into a seafood bar across the street from the ballpark. Manager Davey Martinez was greeted like a conquering hero and broadcaster F.P. Santangelo hopped up on the bar for a toast. 

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Damn, dude

A good song 

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