Washington Nationals fans worldwide will never forget about Gerardo Parra, and Parra will never forget about the special moments he spent with this World Series Champion team.
A few days after news came out that "Parra Shark" will be leaving the MLB for Japan and joining the Yomiuri Giants, he took to social media to thank the fans and organization for everything.
Dear @Nationals fans: You already heard the news that I won't be back for the 2020 season with our World Series Champion team, and it wasn't an easy decision to make, but I feel blessed with all the things we shared together and the new opportunities that God is giving me with @yomiuri.giants. #npb I just want to say thank you, to the @Nationals organization, to Henry Blanco and Dave Martínez for trusting me, to my teammates, to the media, and especially to the awesome and amazing fans of DC for giving me the opportunity to live the best chapter of my career and helping us get the fight finished. On behalf of my baby girls @tvictoriamp88, my wife @tvictoriam, and my family I just want to say THANK YOU! I will never, ever, forget what we lived in 2019 in Washington, where the Parra Shark was born and belongs. I'm gonna miss you all, but my heart will always be with you all. I will cherish this past season for the rest of my life and I hope to have your support in this new challenge. With all the love and good vibes, Gerardo Parra ❤🦈 Forever #ParraShark
A post shared by Gerardo Parra (@elyologp8) on Nov 21, 2019 at 11:47am PST
"I just want to say thank you, to the Nationals organization, to Henry Blanco and Dave Martínez for trusting me, to my teammates, to the media, and especially to the awesome and amazing fans of DC for giving me the opportunity to live the best chapter of my career and helping us get the fight finished."
Parra became a fan-favorite after incorporating the popular children's song, "Baby Shark," as he walk-up tune, as well as his clutch moments throughout the season.
The Nationals' twitter responded to Parra's farewell:
Dear Parra Shark,
We will never forget the impact you had on our 2019 World Series championship team. Your influence on and off the field is something that we will all remember and cherish for years to come. Thank you, and good luck! 👶🦈
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 21, 2019
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Gerardo Parra says farewell to Nationals' fans, organization, and teammates originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington