The Washington Nationals have had to put their in-person ring ceremony on hold after taking home the 2019 World Series crown over the Houston Astros, yet the team has decided to partially end the wait by revealing the rings on Sunday.
The rings are absolutely stunning, and it is clear the team wanted to go all out. However, the weird math used to justify the bling is a bit confusing.
108 diamonds is a lot. The way the Nationals arrived at that number begins to make some sense, at least up until 106. But "the duality of franchise history" is the confusing part. Is this a nod to the Senators? Or to the Montreal Expos? No one seems to know.
That got the jokes rolling about the unnecessary hoops.
Arriving at 108 diamonds is a bit contrived. Also, uh, a baseball has 108 stitches? You could've just...said that?
However, the rings are still cool, and that is the most important thing. The details are truly impressive.
The "duality" being talked about remains unknown, and how that factors into the 2019 is a total mystery. The players won't end up caring about any of that once they receive their rings, though. That is what matters most, as the 2019 Nationals celebrate a season to remember forever.