The Los Angeles Dodgers received their hardware for their hard work from the 2018 season on Saturday night. Albeit, it wasn’t the kind of hardware that every player hopes for when he begins his big league career. Still, it’s important to recognize that the Dodgers were the only National league team playing in the 2018 World Series.
Because of this, Mark Walter presented the team with their NL Championship rings on Saturday before their contest with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Los Angeles Dodgers official twitter posted a nice video for us to see the gathering.
Prior to tonight’s game, Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Andrew Friedman and Dave Roberts presented the players with their 2018 National League Champion rings. pic.twitter.com/l1r5UFzNMg
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 31, 2019
Surely, the video received some twitter comments that let everyone know the team fell short of the ultimate goal. It’s no secret that the Dodgers haven’t won ‘the big ring’ that counts since 1988. While this is true, Walter explained to the team why it’s important to celebrate this measure of success with some jewelry.
“Winning a pennant is always hard, and always deserves to be celebrated. That’s why we give out rings. All of you deserve these rings, and you deserve to wear them with pride for the rest of your life.”
It’s odd – I don’t know if I have seen a player wear league championship rings before. That seems almost like a talking piece they keep in their top drawer or something. For that matter, it doesn’t seem like I see a ton of players wear their World Series rings.
How do you feel about a team (the Dodgers) being awarded for winning their respective league? No, they didn’t win the World Series last season. However, is it worth some hardware for getting there?
As always, let us know in the comments section below!
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