The Washington Nationals will show off their World Series rings in an hour-long presentation on Sunday. The virtual celebration will air at 7 PM and will be simulcast on Nationals.com, MLB Network, MASN, and the Nationals Facebook and YouTube channels.
According to the team, the show will feature appearances from several members of the 2019 World Series championship team, Nationals ownership, and notable DMV personalities.
“We could not be more excited to finally share our 2019 World Series Champions rings with our players, staff, and fans! The various elements of the ring truly capture the Washington Nationals story and the craftsmanship is unparalleled,” Mark D. Lerner, managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals, said in a release.
The Nationals will also release their new documentary Improbable over the weekend that takes fans behind the scenes of their championship run.
…to World Series champions.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 19, 2020
𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙍𝙊𝘽𝘼𝘽𝙇𝙀 sneak peek…
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 20, 2020
Part 1 will air on Saturday at 7 PM and the Part 2 will be played at 5:30 PM, before the ring celebration.
The news of the World Series ring unveiling comes as the MLB and the MLBPA negotiate a potential return in July. Like other sports that are planning to return, the MLB is planning to play in front of no fans in hub cities.
In April, Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo said that the team would not give out championship rings or raise its banner until fans are allowed back at Nationals Park.
“I think as far as raising the banner and the distribution of rings, we’re going to wait for our fanbase to be involved to do those types of things,” Rizzo said. “Those are once-in-a-lifetime things to do and our fanbase is such a big factor in helping us win that thing. They earned it, they deserve to be involved in it and we’re going to wait for them to do it.”
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Washington Nationals to Unveil 2019 World Series Rings during First-Ever Virtual Championship Ring Ceremony
The Washington Nationals will unveil their 2019 World Series championship rings during a historic virtual celebration on Sunday, May 24 at 7 p.m. ET, the first virtual championship ring ceremony in MLB history.
The hour-long celebration, presented by Budweiser, will be simulcast on Nationals.com, MLB Network, MASN, and the Nationals Facebook and YouTube channels. The show will feature appearances from several members of the 2019 World Series championship team, Nationals ownership, and notable DMV personalities.
Not only will the virtual ring ceremony give Nationals fans a chance to celebrate the 2019 World Series champions, but it will also provide them with an opportunity to come together in support of those in need. An estimated one in ten people in the Washington, D.C. region do not know where their next meal will come from. Leading up to and during the ceremony, fans are invited to donate to the NATS4GOOD Community Response Fund to support hunger relief by texting RELIEF to 91347 or visiting nationals.com/Relief. Every tax-deductible donation will be passed along in full to hunger relief partners at World Central Kitchen and Capital Area Food Bank. With each donation, fans can share a message of support for the Nationals and the community and have the opportunity to be a part of this historic celebration with select messages featured during the ring ceremony program.
In addition to the virtual ring ceremony, Nationals fans are invited to relive the excitement of the 2019 Postseason during a special two-part presentation of Improbable, a brand-new documentary produced by Curly W Productions that takes fans behind the scenes of last year’s incredible run to the World Series, presented by Budweiser. Part one of the documentary will air at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 23 and part two will air on Sunday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. ET, right before the virtual ring ceremony. Fans will be able to watch the documentary on Nationals.com and MASN.
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