Giants Hold "Elegant" Pregame Ceremony To Receive World Series Rings
The Giants yesterday received their World Series rings “during an elegant pre-game ceremony on the infield at AT&T Park,” according to Alex Pavlovic of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS. The rings, made by Tiffany & Co., have “a white gold face that includes the ‘SF’ logo made out of 52 melee diamonds.” On both sides of the ring, seven “round diamonds represent the organization's seven championships.” Each ring includes “an individual player's name, uniform number and a cable car design." The rings also are "etched with a nod to the 2012 postseason victories.” Giants GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy “helped design the ring and Tiffany sought input from Giants players” (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 4/8). MLB.com’s Chris Haft noted Baseball HOFers Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey "received 'honorary rings.'” The Giants wore “commemorative caps, featuring gold lettering.” About 40 minutes before gametime, the rings “arrived at AT&T Park on a motorized cable car, escorted by two San Francisco police officers on motorcycles.” Fans rose “out of respect, as if the procession were a color guard” (MLB.com, 4/7).