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Nationals ride Zamboni shirtless, celebrate World Series at Capitals game

Baseball team channels Washington D.C. hockey counterparts on Sunday

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Nationals cheer on Capitals

CGY@WSH: Washington Nationals take in Capitals game

The World Series Champion Washington Nationals bring their trophy to celebrate at a Capitals game in D.C. with players and fans

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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.

Tweet from @CapsPup: meet my new best frend @whatwouldDOOdo pic.twitter.com/2rxZY0WR4S

Doolittle also found some vehicular similarities between the two D.C. champions.

Tweet from @whatwouldDOOdo: Hey look I found the @Capitals bullpen cart! pic.twitter.com/48nz8REdUY

Later, a handful of players would ride the Zamboni shirtless.

Tweet from @Capitals: When you can���t all fit in one Uber pic.twitter.com/xPvhl9Wesy

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.

Tweet from @TomGulittiNHL: Baby Shark time pic.twitter.com/37Vjx8ixoy

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.

Tweet from @Capitals: Champions.#ALLCAPS @Nationals pic.twitter.com/M51MAv10eX

Then, there was whatever this was:

Tweet from @Nationals: Gonna riiiiiiiiiide 'til I can't no more.@ovi8 // #FIGHTFINISHED pic.twitter.com/Qalw8q1uEN

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.

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