It was a celebration 32 years in the making.
After snapping the organization’s 32-year championship drought, the Dodgers received their 2020 World Series rings before Friday’s home opener against the Nationals. And after a year without fans in the stands, the team was able to celebrate with a limited sold-out crowd.
“I think that the Dodgers, [chief marketing officer] Lon Rosen in particular and his staff, they nailed it,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after a 1-0 win. “The bar has been raised on ring ceremonies.”
Dodger players, who were wearing special jerseys and hats, were introduced to the crowd in alphabetical order. As expected, Clayton Kershaw got the biggest introduction, as the future Hall of Famer finally got his first World Series ring. Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen and Corey Seager were also recipients of loud applause from the crowd.