After almost four months of delay, the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals take the field tonight against the New York Yankees to kick off Opening Day at 7:08 p.m. on ESPN.
While this year’s celebration will look a little different, with no fans in the stadium, there is still plenty to be excited for.
— Bam Bam (@BeardedNatitude) July 23, 2020
Tonight’s game will feature a variety of special ceremonies that you won’t want to miss. After months of waiting, the team will finally be able to unveil the 2019 World Series Champion sign in center field and raise the 2019 championship pennant above the scoreboard.
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Players and coaches will also be wearing special gold jerseys and hats to commemorate their 2019 championship, which are also on sale at the Nats Team Store just outside the stadium.
Ladies and gentleman, now introducing the World Series Champions Gold Collection! ✨ pic.twitter.com/bl2mEwmWUP
— Nats Team Store (@NatsTeamStore) July 23, 2020
Fans can also expect to see some famous faces at the ballpark. It was announced earlier this week that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will also be a part of the special gameday, making the Play Ball! announcement before the players take the field.
I’d like to remind everyone that the World Series Champion Washington Nationals are STILL the best team in baseball since May 24, 2019. Have a pleasant day. pic.twitter.com/5oEf44LfKe
— The Natidude (@TheNatidude) July 18, 2020
When the players hit the field, expect pitcher Max Scherzer on the mound for his fifth Opening Day start in six seasons with the Nationals. On the other side of the field, the Nats will be facing Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, who pitched against the Nationals in the 2019 World Series.
As 7 p.m. approaches and the first pitch gets closer, fans, players and other local teams are celebrating the return of baseball in the District.
— Julie (@jhodgso1) July 23, 2020
Opening Day tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/jjWhnj7Xgl
— Trea Turner (@treavturner) July 22, 2020
— Andy Scott (@andyscott_sc) July 23, 2020
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 23, 2020
For more information on tonight’s game, visit mlb.com/nationals.
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