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Nationals hoist first World Series championship flag, pennant in empty ballpark

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There were no fans in the stands to see it happen, but the Nationals raised their World Series flag and pennant Thursday before hosting the New York Yankees on Opening Night.

After the Opening Day rosters were introduced over the public address system, players stood on the field and watched as “We Are the Champions” serenaded the flag and pennant up their respective poles.

The flag is located in the centerfield plaza of Nationals Park while the pennant was raised above the scoreboard that overlooks the field. A nearly 15-foot commemorative signs also hangs over the Budweiser Brewhouse in center field.

With its championship signage now in place, the Nationals have officially shifted their sights to defending that World Series title by making it back to the Fall Classic this season.

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