(Reuters) – The Washington Nationals stated on Saturday they’ve altered plans for a digital International Collection championship ring rite amid the COVID-19 pandemic after gamers expressed a choice to obtain the jewllery in particular person.
The Nationals, who beat the Houston Astros closing October to win their maiden International Collection name, will nonetheless cross forward with unveiling design of the hoop on Sunday as a part of a weekend that incorporates the discharge of a documentary about their 2019 season.
“When workforce leaders mentioned the plan this week with the gamers, the gamers jointly made up our minds they would favor to obtain their rings when the workforce might be bodily reunited. We beef up that call,” the Nationals stated in a observation.
The Nationals at first scheduled to give the rings to gamers forward of the second one house sport of the 2020 season in March however Primary League Baseball not on time the beginning of the marketing campaign as a result of the coronavirus.
The Would possibly 24 date of the digital rite used to be decided on because it marked a yr from when the Nationals took step one in a surprising turnaround after a 19-31 begin to the 2019 season.
Reporting by way of Frank Pingue in Toronto, enhancing by way of Pritha Sarkar