The Boston Red Sox will open up their home schedule on Friday afternoon and in the process will be awarded their World Series rings.
But you can’t show up to a ring ceremony in your standard duds. You have to be looking sharp, so as they’ve done before, the Red Sox will wear gold-trimmed jerseys for Friday’s ring presentation.
Wearing a ‘special’ jersey during your first home game/series after winning the World Series isn’t exactly a new tradition by any stretch as we’ve seen the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals do it in recent years.
The Giants even went as far as to debut a unique jersey they wore for only one series last season after winning the 2012 World Series.
Shockingly, the gold trim and patches often worn by recent World Series winners are nothing in comparison to the early days of baseball when some teams (like the New York Giants) decided to plaster ‘World Champions’ across their chest for the entire season in the truest bawse form.
The Red Sox opted to keep it a little classier.