It's like winning is contagious or something.
Everybody likes to be a part of winning, and that's all the Washington Nationals seem to be able to do lately.
No one has been a bigger supporter of the Nationals' magical postseason run than the Washington Capitals, who have been awarding a Nats' batting helmet to players with standout performances. After a victory on the road in Dallas, John Carlson became the latest Capitals player to don the Curly W.
That's a well-dressed man, right there. https://t.co/ctwuCmfcb1— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 13, 2019
Carlson earned the award after ripping a wrist shot in the second period that put the Caps up 2-0.
He joins rookie defenseman Martin Fehervary and rookie goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov as the team's game-MVPs so far in the season. Fehervary and Samsonov won the helmet after the Capitals' first two victories.
The award comes at a time when Washington's professional sports teams have rallied around each other. In addition to the hard hat award, the Nationals cheered on the Washington Mystics while flying to St. Louis, as the Mystics won the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
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