Nationals Refuse to Award World Series Rings Without Fans in Attendance

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The Nationals gave their fans a lot to cheer for during the 2019 MLB season, and they’re not going to celebrate winning the ultimate prize without them.

During an interview with MLB Network’s Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on Sirius XM, Nationals President Mike Rizzo made it clear that having the fanbase there is a must, in order for the Nats to get their championship hardware.

“I think as far as raising the banner and the distribution of rings, we’re going to wait for our fanbase to be involved to do those types of things,” Rizzo said. “Those are once-in-a-lifetime things to do and our fanbase is such a big factor in helping us win that thing. They earned it, they deserve to be involved in it and we’re going to wait for them to do it.”

While there’s been talk of reopening sports at some point this summer, most experts believe fan attendance is still not realistic any time soon. So, while the Nats may be playing, it’s unlikely that their fans will be able to attend any banner-hanging or ring distribution before next year.

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