Getting a World Series ring is a moment that not a lot of guys in Major League Baseball get to be a part of. So when the Dodgers gave one to David Price, it was a special thing for fans to get to see the organization do.
Price chose to sit out the 2020 season out of concern for his family’s health. In the middle of a pandemic, no one could really blame him for making the best decision for them. The Dodgers would obviously go on to win their first title since 1988 without him.
It was announced later that Price was auctioning off his Dodgers World Series ring. The proceeds from that auction would go directly to the Player’s Alliance, an organization that Price has been active with and supports in his free time.
He discussed what led to that decision today.
I wasn’t a part of winning that ring. I made my decision and I personally didn’t think that i deserved to get one. I had talked with Andrew and a lot of other people in the organization about that and they wanted me to still receive one. …We talked about the Player’s Alliance and thought that was a very good idea.
It’s not something that baseball fans often think of when considering players they hope still get rings. Price was one guy Dodgers fans were hoping that the team would still include in the celebration, and he’s obviously still grateful for that.
But having a ring that you did not play for probably doesn’t feel the best. Price getting together with the Dodgers to figure out how they could make the most of the ring given to him is pretty special. What a guy.