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Washington Nationals cancel virtual ring presentation

/ 12:11 PM May 24, 2020
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The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Washington Nationals said Saturday they were cancelling plans for a virtual World Series ring ceremony, at the request of the players.

“The players collectively decided they would prefer to receive their rings when the team could be physically reunited,” a spokesman for the club said. “We support that decision.”

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With the coronavirus pandemic delaying the start of the Major League Baseball season, the Nationals had made plans for a virtual presentation on Sunday.

The Nationals claimed their first World Series championship in October by beating the Houston Astros in seven games.

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