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Washington Nationals to auction off game-worn, patriotic jerseys


Not only did the Washington Nationals make symbolic gestures of support and unity as the team returned to the field on Tuesday, the team announced it will go above and beyond in an attempt to raise money for those affected by the mass shooting at the nearby Navy Yard on Monday.

Before the first game of a day-night doubleheader, a game that needed to be played to make-up the one canceled on Monday in light of the horrific tragedy that occurred mere blocks away from Nationals Park, the team wore Navy ball caps and held a moment of silence before the first pitch in order to honor those who lost their lives and as a tribute to those both directly and indirectly suffering as a result.

The Nationals announced that the team will auction off the patriotic jerseys the wore during the first game on Tuesday afternoon. Bearing the trademark “W” logo done in a stars and stripes pattern, the jerseys will be made available at on Thursday, Sept. 19, with all proceeds benefiting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

[H/T Sporting News, image via Curly W Live]