Celebration Wednesday: The Nats Clinch

 The Washington Nationals clinched the National League East on Monday night and it was just incredible. With a 96-64 record at the time, they were tied for the best record in baseball (a distinction they held for most of the 2012 season).  While the clinch itself was fairly anticlimactic (both the Nationals and the second place team, the Atlanta Braves lost which mathematically eliminated the Braves from catching up in the two remaining games) the celebration that followed was anything but. These guys worked hard, played well and deserved their division win. And if you disagree and are here to say they won by losing… well suck it… you’re totally entitled to your opinion but you’re wrong and that’s ok. :)

Washington Post Cover

Bryce Harper Celebrates

Nats outfielder Bryce Harper, aged not-quite-old-enough-to-drink, celebrates by pouring beer on Mike Rizzo.

Davey Johnson celebrates

I really love Davey Johnson. He’s such a calming influence on this young club.

Man hugs - Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche

Jayson Werth is apparently a hugger.

I love this guy. Seriously.

Seeing that pumped up crowd was something else. It’s nice to have something to celebrate!

I mean. Yea. Just this right here.

Poor Kristina Akra

This is probably one of my favorite pictures just because poor Kristina Akra from MASN gets totally drenched and she looks like she was not expecting it at all!

All photos via DC Sports Bog and Huffington Post DC.

Big thanks to everyone who continues to follow me on Twitter despite my insane baseball tweets (I always lose a good handful of followers during baseball season).

Who’s ready for October baseball?!

4 Responses to Celebration Wednesday: The Nats Clinch
  1. Melissa
    October 3, 2012 | 11:39 am

    To be honest I’ve been completely ignoring the fact that baseball is still going on after the abomination of a season Boston had.

    HOWEVER – I’m really excited for the Nationals! I’ll start watching again once the playoffs kickoff. My favorite time of year, when football & baseball playoffs overlap.

    Good luck!!
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  2. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
    October 3, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    haha! Love this post! I am so excited for October baseball. I was trying to explain it to my son the other day and he just kept saying, “But we just want Derek Jeter to do well, right Mommy?” That’s right.
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  3. Suze
    October 4, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    for some reason, every time i read something about the nats and october baseball, i keep singing ‘ev-ree-bo-dee wants to rule the-ee world!’

    also, let’s watch october baseball together!

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