September 30, 2020

PHOTOS: 2012 NL East Division Champions!

Congratulations to all Washington Nationals fans and the new 2012 NL East Division Champions!

We just got home from the post-game celebration so we’re starting a photo gallery and will keep adding to it tonight. Wanted to give you something quickly!

The Washington Nationals clinched the division in the middle of the 9th inning when the Atlanta Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nats Park errupted. Nats went on to lose to the Phillies 2-0, however, it turned out to be the best loss ever. Celebration ensued.

All photos were taken from the stands. Enjoy! Please feel to comment on post to let us know which is your favorite photo!

The Nats are the 2012 NL East Division Champions! – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats Gio Gonzalez was the first to come onto the field after champagne celebration in the clubhouse. – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth, in his fantastic goggles, spraying fans with beer – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Stephen Strasburg – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nationals owner Ted Lerner waves to fans – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ian Desmond and his son Grayson – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans got to watch the Nats “champagne shower” in the clubhouse on the scoreboard. Love Ryan Matthew’s goggles and snorkling gear (middle of photo) – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats Bullpen got F.P. Santangelo during their interview – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Gio Gonzalez and Bryce Harper were the first two players back on field for celebration – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Corey Brown, Ross Detwiler and John Lannan – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Celebrating! – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Chad Tracy and his daughter – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth embracing his kids – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tom Gorzelanny and his song – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Several of the Nats players’ families on field while Nats were taking “champagne shower” in clubhouse – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper doing MLB Network interview – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Danny Espinosa during his MLB Network interview – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jayson Werth – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Michael Morse pouring ice water over Adam LaRoche – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

John Lannan and Zach Duke – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman and fiance Heather Downen – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats did a victory lap – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Gio Gonzalez giving owner Mark Lerner a big bear hug – Philadelphia Phillies v. Washington Nationals, October 1, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

Comments

  1. hugh kaufman says:

    Beast Mode
    Chicken Mode
    Playoffs Mode
    Division Champs Mode

  2. great photos, cheryl!

  3. Can we get the first one (of the scoreboard) at desktop wallpaper size please?

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