The Nationals may have had to open their World Series rings inside the locker room rather than at a ceremony in front of fans, but that hasn't taken away from the players' excitement for finally receiving their championship bling after months of waiting.
Outfielder Adam Eaton posted a video of him opening the box and starter Patrick Corbin shared some up-close shots of his ring, but closer Sean Doolittle waited a few hours before one-upping both his teammates with a ring reveal of his own.
wow this is a really good book pic.twitter.com/FW3hXEGBFv— Obi-Sean Kenobi Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 9, 2020
Yes, that's J.R.R. Tolkien's first installment of "The Lord of the Rings." Doolittle is a vocal advocate for preserving local bookstores, so it's only natural he brings in a classic to help flex his new ring.
There won't be a ring ceremony this year with fans barred from attending games while the country weathers the coronavirus pandemic. However, the lack of a ceremony created opportunities for funny ring reveals like Doolittle's. It's just one of what will be many examples of players trying to make the best of a strange and unique 2020 season.
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Sean Doolittle show off his World Series ring using Lord of the Rings book originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington