The Rings Are Here
And when I say nice, I mean they’re a lot nicer than my high school class ring.
The Phillies invited everybody to the ring ceremony. It had been known that Pat Burrell, Geoff Jenkins and Kyle Kendrick would attend, but in a bit of a surprise Adam Eaton showed up, too.
“Mr. (David) Montgomery called, which went a long way,” Eaton said. “You don’t get too many opportunities for this chance, and to share it with these guys is something special.”
So, uh, what kind of reaction do you think you’re going to get?
“What do you think?” he said, smiling. “Everybody joked about what I should do. I’m not going to do anything because it was pretty disrespectful. At the same time they’re allowed to do what they want to do, but at the same time we’re honoring a team, not just one person or anything like that. I think the atmosphere out there is going to be very positive. I’m sure there’s going to be a smattering of boos, but we’ll move on and get my ring. I’m very excited obviously.”
Eaton got booed pretty heavily. Everybody else got a nice round of applause.
Players that couldn’t make it included Tom Gordon, Rudy Seanez and So Taguchi.