The Washington Nationals, winners of baseball’s 2019 World Series, brought the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Trophy to the Pentagon so baseball fans inside the U.S. defense headquarters could get their pictures taken with it.
Hundreds of fans lined the A-ring of the Pentagon today, waiting to take their turn in front of the trophy. While they waited, Nationals mascot “Screech” gave high-fives to excited fans.
“We are just so proud of our Washington Nationals and their big accomplishment in winning the World Series,” said Kimberley Joiner, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic engagement. “This is an opportunity for people who work in the Pentagon every day to get out of their offices and enjoy the joy the Nationals have brought to our community.”
Gregory M. McCarthy, the senior vice president for community relations with the Nationals, said the Pentagon is just the latest military-related stop for the trophy.
“This trophy is a very special thing that says a lot about American history and American culture,” McCarthy said. “The first visit outside our ballpark for this trophy was to the commander in chief himself….