Ringing In a Win? Yes!!

Got home from the store in time to catch the end of the Phillies’ ring ceremony prior to today’s game. These rings are some serious bling!

RING.jpgAnd on TV they looked HUGE! Of course, don’t they always say the camera adds 10 lbs? Ryan Howard put his on and modeled it for the camera, and I swear it took up the whole space between his knuckles.

Check out Todd Zolecki’s ZoZone for some bigger pictures.

Pat Burrell was there to get his, and got a huge ovation from the crowd. I also noticed Adam Eaton on the field – I missed his introduction, but I can imagine his reception wasn’t as warm as Burrell’s.

According to the announcers, the rings are 14 kt white gold, and contain 103 diamonds, to represent the total number of victories last season (including the postseason).

A few questions come to mind:
- How much do they weigh? Like I said, they’re big.
- Just how much does each one cost? A small fortune, I’d imagine.
- And they don’t really look very comfortable, but then again, I doubt they tool around town while wearing them.

So far, though, I’m not holding my breath for that first “W” – the Phils are currently down 9-3 in the top of the seventh.

Update! Update!

Though the Braves made it 10-3 after the top of the seventh, the Phillies came back to score 8 runs in the bottom! They added an insurance run in the eighth to make it 12-10. Brad Lidge is about to come in for the top of the ninth for his first save opportunity of the season.

Update #2!

Although Matt Diaz hit a solo homer, the Phils win 12-11! What a wild game! The Phillies Phaithful can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

5 Comments

Haha, we both posted prematurely. :) I did watch the full 9 innings and it was well worth it.
Eaton was booed pretty heavily. I would say a polite golf clap would be okay, but his choice words on the way out the door weren’t necessary.
-Mark
http://philliesperspective.mlblogs.com

I’m glad they won!!! And those rings – gorgeous!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

OMG – That was the craziest game I have ever been at! Got photos…talk to ya later! Gotta get some sleep!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

That game must have been fun to watch, as big comebacks always are. Congrats! And LOL about the camera adding 10 pounds to the size of the rings. Funny.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

I heard that Eaton got booed and after his performance today, I can understand why. Although he did strike out 6 guys, so that surprised me!

Ken
http://brooksrobinsonrules.mlblogs.com

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