On October 30, 2019, the Washington Nationals made history with their first World Series title.
It came against the Houston Astros, at Minute Maid Park, no less.
In case you didn’t know or had forgotten, it was in a thrilling Game 7, too.
On Friday night, the Nationals will be facing the Astros.
Can you guess which uniform they will be using?
We will help you.
“The Nationals are wearing their blue jerseys tonight for the first time this season. The same ones they wore when they won Game 7. Coincidence?,” Nationals reporter Andrew Golden tweeted on Friday.
The Nationals are wearing their blue jerseys tonight for the first time this season.
The same ones they wore when they won Game 7. Coincidence?
— Andrew Golden (@andrewcgolden) May 13, 2022
A Clear Message To The Astros, But…
It’s a strong message by the Nationals to use that specific jersey for the first time in 2022 against the Astros.
They earned that championship in style, and have every right to celebrate.
The current state of the two organizations, however, remains very much different: the Astros went to last year’s World Series and remain a strong candidate to make another deep postseason run this year.
The Nationals, however, are a strong candidate to finish with one of the worst records in the National League; and have failed to retain most of the players that helped them win the title three years ago.
They are said to be saving money for a Soto extension, yet their first offer was insufficient and now the player appears eager to take things year by year.
It could be a while before the Nats are competitive again.
Flags fly forever, however, and for now, the franchise is still not willing to let those memories go away.