We watched as the Giants received their World Series rings prior to Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“The rings are primarily white gold,” as ESPN observes and made by Tiffany & Co. “The top features the team’s ‘SF’ logo set with round diamonds encircled by a bezel of yellow gold flanked by two round diamonds. One side of the ring says 2010 with a yellow gold tower of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The other side features the recipient’s name in a ribbon over the World Series trophy.”
I was glad to see some past Giants’ Hall of Famers, including Gaylord Perry, also receive a ring. I met Perry at Spring Training in Scottsdale a month ago, and he signed a baseball for my son (and me). We have it displayed in a nook in the dining room.
The ring ceremony came a day after the Giants raised the championship banner during their home opener.
Back in ’96, I had this big scoop for The Chronicle, that the ballpark would be called Pac Bell Park. It is here. The Giants’ management was peeved that I dug it up (from an unexpected source) before their planned announcement, and they set up an impromptu meeting with us that afternoon to be part of the story.
Now, however, the park has been renamed AT&T, thanks to two telco mergers that have occurred since. Larry Baer, now the Giants president, and I have joked about that over the years. A real LOL!
I guess it’s time for the Giants to put the celebrations behind them and get on with the season.