For the first time since 1933, there was World Series baseball in the nation’s capital last night, with 43,867 fans in attendance to watch the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros play Game 3 of the 2019 Fall Classic. The atmosphere was electric, with a crowd singing along to Baby Shark, singing Happy Birthday to Juan Soto, and into each pitch throughout the game.
“The fans were awesome,” Davey Martinez told reporters after the Nationals’ 4-1 loss to the Astros.
“I mean, it was electric. The boys in the dugout, they were fired up, they were. I’ll relay a message to the fans: Bring it again tomorrow. It was great. I loved it.”
Hinch and the Astros were impressed with the crowd in D.C. after two games in Houston’s Minute Maid Park that drew a combined total of 86,696 fans.
“This is a great atmosphere,” Hinch said. “The fans here were incredible and just alive like you would expect in the World Series. And our players thrive on that, too.”
The pitchers as still TBD. It could be a deciding game, we’ll know after tonight, or a must-win-ish matchup for the Nationals. It’s going to be exciting either way. Are you going to be watching from the comfort (and warmth) of your own home, or are you trying to get to the third and final World Series game in D.C.?
WORLD SERIES GAME 5 INFORMATION:
DATE: Sunday, October 27, 2019
VENUE: Nationals Park
GAME TIME: 8:07 PM EDT
TV: FOX - (National broadcast - Joe Buck, John Smoltz)
Radio: 106.7 The Fan (Charlie & Dave!); ESPN Radio (Not Charlie and Dave?)
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