Not too long after the Nationals swept the National League Championship Series and secured a spot in the World Series on Tuesday, Davey Martinez crossed the street to a Navy Yard bar — The Salt Line — trophy in hand.
He entered the bar to a hero's welcome, a barrage of hugs and a "Davey" cheer — a stark difference from fans' reactions at the beginning of the season, when some D.C. sports fans wanted the then-19-31 Nationals manager fired.
Davey Martinez walks into a bar. pic.twitter.com/5VDe1rZS4q— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) October 16, 2019
From the very few posts on social media so far, we know MASN broadcaster F.P. Santangelo led a "N-A-T-S, Nats Nats Nats" cheer, while standing on the bar with a drink in one hand and a broom in the other.
Oh, and Dan Kolko was also there, as were Ryan Zimmerman and his wife Heather, according to Kolko's post on Instagram.
It's fair to say the Nationals and everyone associated with the team are riding high heading into their six days off before Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 22.
The Nats sure learned a thing or two from the Capitals about enjoying all their victories.
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