And with that, one of the great hashtags and Internet memes of the season was born. Nats. Puppies. Nats as Puppies. What’s not to love? Here are a few of our favorite #NatsPlayersAsPuppies. Check out @JWerthsBeard’s timeline for more.

Huntin’ and fishin’…

College graduate Craig Stammen

Nothing but Goggles

So wrong, but so good.

I have a soft spot in my heart for baseball-player-as-animal memes. Two years ago, a friend and I created a Tumblr dedicated to players re-imagined as terrible cat puns. Meow, Tyler Clippurred. Rawrrr, Jim Meowden.