There might end up being baseball this summer, but there probably won’t be fans in the stands for a while even if they start playing games. So with that in mind, the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals, who had previously stated a desire to share the celebration with fans when they had a championship ring ceremony and banner raising, instead decided on a virtual ring ceremony.
“We don’t know when we’ll all be together again at Nationals Park,” Nationals’ Managing Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner explained when he was asked how they decided on that approach to handing out rings to some players, after the original plans were postponed along with the start of the season by the coronavirus pandemic.
“This virtual ring ceremony allows us to gather together remotely to share a moment of joy in these uncertain times,” Mr. Lerner said. “We’ll be bringing fans up close and personal with the team in a way that wouldn’t be possible in a typical ring ceremony, I’m really excited for our fans to see the rings and be part of this special moment.”
Well, we will all get to see the rings on Sunday night, but according to a statement released by the team…