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Stanley Cup made its way to Annapolis to visit fans

Posted at 8:34 PM, Jul 03, 2018

 An excited group of Washington Capitals fans came to Annapolis to get a look at the Stanley Cup and maybe even a chance to touch it.

These guys got here first. Shauwn Salehi got here at 6:45 in the morning to get this primo spot.  

"I did, I was the second one. The only other one here when I showed up was Ryan. He was waiting in his chair," said Salehi.

Ryan Bergamini was first in line at 6:15 in the morning.

"And I got here and no one was here so, all right I guess the line is going to start down here and I set up my chair."

Some have been waiting to see the cup for longer than just 6:15 this morning.

And then the cup arrived, brought here by Washington Capitals equipment manager Craig Lydig. Lydig was as excited and taken back by this as everyone else was.

"It's awesome, very humbling."

For being the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise, it sure was able to keep a hectic schedule on it's Annapolis tour. 

Lydig took the cup to the workers at the Capital Gazette office and then Lord Stanley found it's way over to Davis's Pub and Heroes Pub as well. But, nothing was crazier than the couple hundred fanatics that showed up to city dock.

"I'm glad that my kids and my husband got to experience it. My husband stayed up and watched the game, my kids stayed up to watch the game. We're very excited that it's been in our hometown," said a Caps fan.

The Caps fans here have the same thoughts as all the Washington Capitals faithful have. They hope it's not another 44 years before they can do this again.