Alexandria, VA -The Washington Nationals finished the fight by bringing the World Series Trophy home on Saturday, Nov. 2! Thousands from all walks of life, from street musicians to proud parents with their children on their shoulders, swarmed the streets of the District to celebrate the come-from-behind win.
“You never know, this may be the only World Series parade this town will ever see,
so you have to make the most of it” said Alexandrian Melinda Bailey.
The crowd swelled and swayed as the buses full of delighted Nationals players eased down Constitution Ave. waving to the crowd and throwing souvenirs. Fans shouted, “Let’s go Nats!” in between bleats from plastic novelty horns. Fans watched from rooftops, while others scaled trucks, traffic signals, and trees!
Players and coaches grinned ear-to-ear, and finally the team reached the
U.S. Capitol, took the stage, and expressed the sheer joy of a World Series win. Ryan
Zimmerman, the first player drafted by the Nationals in 2005, hoisted the trophy in
triumph to the adoring crowd.
“I grew up in the area and then I moved away, but I still root for the Nationals,”
said Fairfax native Jeff Dagenhart. “There’s no place I’d rather be than right here, right now! I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”