A co-worker of mine, who's a Cubs fan, went to a game in early April when the Cubs were playing down in St. Louis. He was oblivious to the fact that the Cardinals were giving away replicas of the players' World Series Championship rings as a promotion.
When he first heard of the promotion he thought they'd be cheap plastic look-a-likes. He was handed one as he went through the ticket gates and once he settled into his seat he took it out of the box and gazed at its... dare I say it? Beauty?
He decided to hang onto the ring, but he said that it's been over a month since it had seen the light of day. He brought it into work today and I took a few quick pictures. It's pretty nice looking: heavy, shiny, and detailed. You know, the ring is all the things that you would want to help commemorate something as big as your favorite team actually winning the World Series.
If that were my ring I'd turn it into Cubs tickets through the wonders of the internet.
Some day Cubs fans. Some day. In the meantime, I'll just continue to wait 'til next year.