Washington Nationals World Series Victory Celebration and Parade

Washington Nationals World Series Victory Celebration and Parade

Washington set aside politics on Saturday to celebrate the electrifying World Series win by the Nationals, with a sea of red-clad fans, fighter jets and plenty of beer on hand for a victory parade.

The Golden State Warriors, NBA champs in 2017 and 2018 declined visits to The White House, instead opting for a private meeting with former president Barack Obama.

Martinez, who had a heart procedure recently, said that during the Series, as things heated up, players and fans shouted at him to watch out for his heart.

In 1991, for example, after the Chicago Bulls won their first National Basketball Association title, Michael Jordan made a decision to play golf rather than meet with President George H.W. Bush.

Doolittle's decision is no surprise. "I wanted to thank each and every individual on this team and coaching staff who helped us get here, so I've teamed up with Johnnie Walker to gift them an engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label to mark this moment and toast to the future". However, reliever Sean Doolittle has already said he will not attend. It was there that a woman was killed by a right-wing zealot during dueling protest marches. I'm nearly certain there were good people among the group that demonstrated against tearing down a statue of Robert E. Lee, but the narrative that Trump was condoning racism took hold anyway. Trump's rhetoric is divisive.

Doolittle also hammered the president for his "divisive rhetoric" and "enabling of conspiracy theories".

"I got guys that come up to me now that are 30 years old and said I've been their favorite player since they were a little kid, which is disturbing - basically like Juan", he said. In August, The New York Times reported the White House and the team were not able to agree on a date and that a visit seemed unlikely.

Per the Post, visiting the White House on Monday fit best with the team's schedule since players were still in town.

It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, joins Doolittle's boycott.

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