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Sunday, February 20, 2005

A Shining Example

The Red Sox have ordered *five hundred* World Series Rings, according to the Boston Globe. Five. Hundred. Wow. What a amazingly generous move by the front office. I'm glad that it looks like people like Nomar, and Daubach are getting a ring. Heck, looks like Bobby Jones and Cesar Crespo are getting them. I think this is right. They played for the team. They got hits and outs and RBI's and helped this team win. They deserve rings. I'm also glad that employees and the like will also get rewarded with this.

Some of the interesting bits from the article.

The Sox will issue 500 World Series rings to players, coaches, management, and myriad team employees, obliterating the record for the largest
order ever received by Minneapolis-based ring maker Jostens Inc.

"That's so beyond the record it's unbelievable," said Al Nuness, vice president of sports sales for Jostens. "The most we've ever done for a
championship ring in the past has been the Patriots when they first won their rings [in 2002]. That was about 225 rings. This is going to be a
major celebration for the Red Sox."

"This ring will change the way championship rings will be designed. That's how elegant this ring will be. Most rings in the past, it's gross, so
much bling. With this you'll see . . . a ring that would really represent a place like Boston that has been in baseball forever."

The Sox have yet to decide whether to issue the rings April 11, the day of the home opener against the Yankees. If that is the team's decision,
Nuness said, the rings will be ready.

"That's our commitment to Boston, to have the rings ready whenever John Henry wants them," he said. "

Lots more interesting stuff there, so go click the above link and read!

On a side note, I'd pay money for them to give Johnny Pesky his ring during the ceremony, live on TV. Damn, that would be a sight.

posted at 1:01 PM by Hoothehoo


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