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Victor Robles becomes latest Nationals hitter with big home run off a foul pole

Victor Robles becomes latest Nationals hitter with big home run off a foul pole

If any franchise has an affinity for foul poles, it’s the Nationals. Howie Kendrick delivered the biggest hit in team history last October when he hit a line-drive homer off the rightfield foul pole at Minute Maid Park to give Washington a lead it would never relinquish in Game 7 of the World Series.

Two games into the 2020 campaign, the Nationals are back at it again.

This time it was Victor Robles, crushing a two-run shot off New York Yankees reliever Michael King to give Washington a comfortable 5-2 lead in the fourth inning Saturday night.

It was no Kendrick moment, but there’s something about the Nationals and foul poles that seems to work out in their favor.

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

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

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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Nationals to unveil 2019 World Series banner, signage on Opening Day against Yankees

Nationals to unveil 2019 World Series banner, signage on Opening Day against Yankees

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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