After months of waiting, the Washington Nationals will raise their 2019 World Series championship banner on Opening Day against the Yankees, the team announced in a press release.
With Thursday's matchup between Washington and New York acting as a delayed opening to the shortened 2020 season, the first game at Nationals Park during the campaign gives the team a chance to follow tradition and raise the banner to commemorate their achievement.
The flag will be raised at the Centerfield Plaza and will fly above the stadium scoreboard along with the 1924 World Champions flag and 1925 and 1933 American League pennant flags.
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In addition to the banner, the team will also unveil a 14’9.5” tall and 11’5.5” wide aluminum 2019 World Series Champions sign near the Budweiser Brew House in center field.
The game is the first regular-season baseball to be played in 2020, meaning all eyes will be on Washington as they celebrate their championship. Pregame festivities will also feature infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Fauci, who has helped lead the efforts in the fight against COVID-19, is a well-known Nationals fan.
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