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Sport Washington Nationals cancel virtual World Series ring ceremony scheduled for Sunday

20:06  23 may  2020
20:06  23 may  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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On May 24, 2019, the Washington Nationals sat at 19-31. Their turnaround from that point on led to the 2019 World Series title over the Houston Astros.

Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick, Asdrubal Cabrera standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Nationals players hold the trophy at World Series Championship Parade. © Brad Mills, USA TODAY Sports Nationals players hold the trophy at World Series Championship Parade.

The postponement of Major League Baseball's start prohibited the Nats from holding their first ever World Series ring ceremony in front of a soldout Nationals Park. On Tuesday, the team announced a "virtual" ring presentation for Sunday, May 24 — the one-year anniversary of the championship club's nadir. 

But the team nixed the idea Saturday at the request of the players. 

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"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 Nationals said in a statement. "We support that decision." 

The team will still unveil the design of the ring and is planning to reveal their documentary about the 2019 season, "Improbable." 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Washington Nationals cancel virtual World Series ring ceremony scheduled for Sunday

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