World Series rings will be issued to players and coaches prior to the home opener April 11 against the Yankees, scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
Be there or be square, guys. And this really shouldn't be an issue for the Yankees, truthfully. Why shouldn't the Sox get their rings on opening day, no matter who they are playing (if it were the O's I'd still have pressed for an opening day ceremony, spring bunting and all, it just feels right). It's a sweet coincidence they are playing the Bombers.
And I'll savor that ceremony regardless of what Schilling and RJ do on opening day. Here's a prediction: if RJ throws a gem, at least one tabloid headline links the Yankees victory to the ring ceremony (as if!) with "Lord of the Rings" splashed aside the Unit's fugly mug in bold print.