Yes, you too can pretend you’re Willy Aybar.
The Tampa Bay Rays today released this image of the replica American League Championship rings that will be given to all fans attending the Rays vs. New York Yankees game on Tuesday, April 14 at Tropicana Field. The rings are sponsored by International Plaza.
Could you hold a ring awarding ceremony at your home or at your favorite watering hole? The description by the Rays might get you in the mood.
The ring is made of a combination of recessed and raised metal and features diamond dust on the face giving it the look and feel of diamonds. The ring weighs eight ounces and comes in a velvet pouch.
Maybe the party could come with Crown Royal, as it comes in a velvet pouch, as well. All kidding aside, the ring is one-heck of great promotion and a lot better than a fridge magnet, and why not? The Rays have to be proud of what they did last season.
The Rays report that while the April 13 home opener against the Yankees sold out on February 26, tickets are available to the April 14 game and the remaining games of “Championship Week,” the home-opening seven game homestand against the Yankees and Chicago White Sox.
Source: Tampa Bay Rays
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