Champions recognize champions and over-the-top celebrators recognize over-the-top celebrators.
The 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals were honored at Capital One Arena on Sunday.
When the Nationals locked up their Game 7 victory on Wednesday, they became the third team from Washington D.C. to bring back a title in the past two years, joining the 2019 Washington Mystics of the WNBA and of course the 2018 Washington Capitals.
The baseball champs brought the World Series trophy to the game and showed it off to fans.
Before their game against the Calgary Flames, the Capitals joined the Nationals for one big team photo.
Video: CGY@WSH: Washington Nationals celebrate with Capitals
But that was hardly the end of things.
Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton brought a new twist when celebrating Jakub Vrana's hat trick, holding the MLB Commissioner's Trophy in one hand and firing as many hats as he could out of the Zamboni gate.
Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle met Captain, the Capitals pup before the game.
Doolittle also found some vehicular similarities between the two D.C. champions.
Later, a handful of players would ride the Zamboni shirtless.
And it wouldn't be a Nationals appearance in 2019 without a little "Baby Shark," the walkup song for outfielder Gerardo Parra which the team adopted as their anthem.
After the game, the Nationals hung out in the Capitals locker room and continued the party. First there was a raucous round of Queen's "We Are the Champions" because of course there had to be.
Then, there was whatever this was:
Could the Nationals possibly party harder than the Capitals did after their Stanley Cup win? Only time will tell, but they are off to a promising start.