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Brittany Ghiroli scoop: Ring ceremony controversy #605256
20/05/2020 19:45
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From The Athletic:

"The Nationals did not mention that many of the players responsible for the title would also be looking at their rings for the first time remotely. That fact has irked some in the organization, sources told The Athletic, particularly players, as they were both excluded from the decision to proceed remotely and unaware that it wouldn’t involve the entire team opening their rings at once."
https://theathletic.com/1827117/2020/05/20/inside-a-confusing-nationals-ring-ceremony

On Saturday the Nats will have "a small number" of players open their rings while the rest watch on a Zoom meeting. On Sunday the team will show the video on line. Some of the guys who didn't get selected to be among the first to get their rings sent the email from the FO over to the Athletic.

So who are the chosen few? I'm going to guess Scherzer, Strasburg, Zimmerman, Turner, and Doolittle.

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What's their rush to do this now when all of these guys are getting together real soon to start Spring Training -- the club should have scheduled it then. After watching The Last Dance, this is the kind of dumb move that would be straight out of the Jerry Reinsdorf/Jerry Krause playbook.


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Originally Posted by SilverFox1
What's their rush to do this now when all of these guys are getting together real soon to start Spring Training -- the club should have scheduled it then. After watching The Last Dance, this is the kind of dumb move that would be straight out of the Jerry Reinsdorf/Jerry Krause playbook.


What's the rush? My guess is that they have boxes of $300 replica rings taking up space in their warehouse.

Big question #2: Besides the players who are getting the rings, who do you think it was that leaked the email to Britt? She described the players who contacted her as "angry". Definitely Eaton and Kendrick.

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I dont know, sounds like they all have reason to be pissed. The Astros scandal took alot of attention away from these guys. Now this. What a mess.


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Originally Posted by SilverFox1
I dont know, sounds like they all have reason to be pissed. The Astros scandal took alot of attention away from these guys. Now this. What a mess.


One thing this article did though, I will definitely be watching the ring ceremony, mostly to see the reactions of the players who didn't get the rings. Only problem is that the team is going to edit the video, so only happy faces will be allowed.

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Originally Posted by PowerBoater69

What's the rush? My guess is that they have boxes of $300 replica rings taking up space in their warehouse..


Once again I nailed it. The ring ceremony is basically a commercial for the replicas.

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Dear Washington Nationals Season Plan Holder,

Today, we are excited to announce an EXCLUSIVE Season Plan Holder World Series ring. This ring is uniquely designed for our season plan holders and will not be available for sale to the general public.

Your opportunity to purchase your ring will begin following the conclusion of the Virtual Ring Ceremony Sunday, May 24th at 7 pm. At the conclusion of the ceremony, you will receive a personalized email with detailed instructions on how to purchase your exclusive plan holder ring.  

Additionally, the Jostens Official Fan Collection of World Series jewelry will launch Sunday night. You will receive a separate email to shop the collection after the Virtual Ring Ceremony. Your exclusive Season Plan Holder World Series ring will not be available for purchase in this collection


The Nats are excluding team members from the ring award ceremony in order to max out sales of replica rings.

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After having had the players go to the media with their complaints the Nats reversed coursed and delayed the ring ceremony. The infomercial will proceed as planned with players reacting to the design.

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Other than The Athletic I didnt see any media coverage of the players being pissed, so the Nats' front office got off lucky in that regard.


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Originally Posted by SilverFox1
Other than The Athletic I didnt see any media coverage of the players being pissed, so the Nats' front office got off lucky in that regard.


That's why I called out the part about the scoop in the header, the players trusted Ghiroli over the other beat writers. Obviously MASN wouldn't have touched it, so the only other local sports coverage would have been the Post but right now they seem to be more interested in selling books than covering any story that isn't feel good.

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