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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Alex Ovechkin to throw out first pitch before Nationals’ Game 4

One of Washington D.C.’s most popular athletes will throw out there ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Nationals returned home after earning a split in the two games that took place in Los Angeles. Washington winning one of the first two games means there will be at least four games in the best-of-five series. Prior to Game 4, the crowd at Nationals Park will get to see one of its sports heroes throw out the ceremonial first pitch: Alex Ovechkin.

Ovechkin, the captain of the Washington Capitals, was the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy (MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs) as the Capitals won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship in 2018. Hopefully this attempt is better than the last time Ovechkin was given the opportunity to throw out a first pitch.

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