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Davey Martinez, Nats brought NLCS celebration to Navy Yard bar

Davey Martinez, Nats brought NLCS celebration to Navy Yard bar

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. 

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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Nationals manager Davey Martinez gives piggyback ride to help Asdrúbal Cabrera celebrate 2nd homer

Nationals manager Davey Martinez gives piggyback ride to help Asdrúbal Cabrera celebrate 2nd homer

Davey Martinez has a new job: piggyback ride.

Asdrúbal Cabrera hopped on the Nationals manager Monday night following his second home run of the evening. Cabrera took a ride through a jubilant dugout in what became a rout for the struggling Nationals.

Cabrera homered twice Monday.

The idea was also partially a troll of a new member of the Mets, Brian Dozier. Dozier would hop on stout batting practice pitcher Ali Modami following a home run last season and ride through the dugout. Modami opted out of this season.

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The Nationals finally had something to dance about in the dugout after scoring 16 runs Monday night in Citi Field. They are 5-7 on the season.

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Nationals' rout of Mets spurs Twitter jokes of cardboard fans leaving early

Nationals' rout of Mets spurs Twitter jokes of cardboard fans leaving early

The 2020 MLB season has not been too kind to the New York Mets. Injuries and blown games have the team struggling out the gate, and though some could chalk that up to the "typical Mets," it doesn't make it any better.

Sitting at 7-9, the record could be worse, but high expectations have not been met early on in the shortened season. Things only got worse on Monday against the Nationals as New York found itself trailing 14-0 in the sixth inning. Remember, this is a baseball game, not football.

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The scene is something that isn't too unfamiliar for fans of the team, but one major difference is that there are no boos coming from the stands, or fans heading for the exits early. Instead, cardboard supporters stick it out no matter what the product on the field looks like.

Yet, that did not stop Twitter from getting in jokes about what was transpiring. To them, a realistic-feel to the contest would include the cardboard cutouts being carried away long before the last out is recorded and a different noise being piped in.

Even in a season where baseball doesn't feel normal, there are some things that remain the same. One of those is the Mets being the brunt of a joke. 

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