D.C. residents have rejoiced at the championship of the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series, after the city spent over 80 years without such a victory.
The Nationals’ win came with its defeat of the Astros 6-2 in Game Seven of the World Series that took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced early in the morning on Twitter that the victory parade is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2. She shared her excitement in a series of tweets, including one, where she greeted her fellow residents “Good morning, DC! No. It was not a dream. The @Nationals did win the #WorldSeries last night.”
The parade is planned to kick off on Constitution Avenue Northwest at 15th Street and finish on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest at 3rd Street.
Those planning to attend the parade can text “NATS” to 888777 if they would like to receive alerts. They are also advised to leave their car at home. (For further information, you can click here.)
Good morning, DC!
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) October 31, 2019
Among those who congratulated the D.C. team that brought home the first Major League Baseball (MLB) championship of the capital city since 1924 was President Donald Trump, following his silence during the Nationals’ World Series run.
Praising the Washington Nationals for “a great season and an incredible World Series,” Trump called Game Seven “amazing.”
Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on a great season and an incredible World Series. Game 7 was amazing! @Nationals
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
The president was present at Game Five of the World Series on Sunday at Nats Park, where he faced a lot of booing, as well as cheers. WUSA9 reported that some among the audience at Nats Park Wednesday also booed Trump at the Game Seven watch party, in response to a 2020 campaign video displayed on the big screen.
“These guys they battled. It was the next guy up. Everybody gave it their all,” Max Scherzer, Game Seven starter who recently suffered a neck injury, was quoted as saying by USA Today.
The Washington Capitals, winner of the 2018 Stanley Cup, posted a video on their official Twitter account, showing Alex Ovechkin and others celebrating the Nats.
— Washington 👻 Capitals (@Capitals) October 31, 2019