Rings can be a lot of things. Here’s a definition of a ring: “A small, circular band of metal, etc., especially of precious metal, often set with gems, to be worn on the finger as an ornament of a symbol of betrothal, marriage, or significant honor, etc.”
Well, the significant honor will take place before tomorrow’s 3:05 afternoon game with the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Fans are urged to arrive early for the ceremonies.
Part of the ceremonies will include Harry Kalas’ call of the final World Series out last fall. After that, the players will receive their rings, one by one.
Opening night’s pre-game festivities Sunday included the raising of the 2008 World Series pennant that will fly above Citizens Bank Park. Charlie Manuel had that honor.
After tomorrow, we turn the page to the 2009 season and the task to trying to repeat.