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Orioles, Nationals managers show support for Capitals before Cup Final

Showalter, Martinez don Washington jerseys ahead of game in Baltimore on Monday @NHLdotcom

The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles are on-field rivals this week, but their managers are united in their support of the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final.


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Buck Showalter, manager of the Orioles, and Nationals manager Dave Martinez each sported Capitals jerseys before their teams played in Baltimore, and ahead of Game 1 of the Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVAS, SN).

Tweet from @Orioles: Buck Showalter #ALLCAPS Good luck to the @Capitals in the #StanleyCup Final!

 Tweet from @Nationals: BRING. HOME. THE. CUP.#OnePursuit�� // #ALLCAPS

Showalter and Martinez have each publicly shown their support for the Capitals in their run to the Cup Final. Showalter, who wore a personalized Capitals jersey from the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium series Monday, had previously donned a Capitals hat while the Orioles were in Florida playing the Tampa Bay Rays during Washington's Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Martinez first donned a Capitals hat before their Stanley Cup Playoff opener last month, and has been wearing a personalized Washington jersey for his pregame press availability on Capitals game days since May 1. Martinez predicted a 4-1 Capitals victory in Game 7 of the conference final against the Lightning, which wasn't far off Washington's 4-0 win. 

The baseball managers are hardly the only Beltway sports figures openly supporting the Capitals, but Bryce Harper is among those who are not on the bandwagon. The Nationals star outfielder, and Las Vegas native, told NHL Network he'll be supporting the Golden Knights in the Cup Final.


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