The Washington Nationals World Series rings were originally scheduled to be presented to players and staff prior to the second home game of the 2020 season. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Nationals planned a special, first of its kind virtual ring ceremony. As Nationals fans know, May 24th is a special day in the club’s history. On May 24, 2019, the Washington Nationals were at 19-31 in the standings. From this date on, they went 74-38 on to the 2019 World Series title over the Houston Astros.
When team leaders discussed the plan this week with the players, the players collectively decided they would prefer to receive their rings when the team could be physically reunited.
The team will still proceed with the design unveiling of the ring as planned, the premiere of the documentary Improbable, as well as the Nats4Good fundraiser as scheduled. In addition, team leaders have been working with our production team to put together a show entitled the “Kolko and Friends Live After Party,” that will be hosted by Dan Kolko and feature Ryan Zimmerman, Howie Kendrick and Max Scherzer sharing their reactions to the World Series ring design, discussion about the team’s philanthropic efforts and fun moments from the Improbable documentary.