Washington Nationals cancel virtual World Series ring ceremony
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The Washington Nationals released a statement on Saturday announcing that they are cancelling their virtual World Series ring ceremony. 

Instead, the team will hold a ring design unveiling on Sunday, May 24, at 7 p.m. ET, according to the statement, which was released via Twitter.

The ceremony was initially slated to take place at Nationals Park on April 4 in-person before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended Major League Baseball's 2020 season indefinitely.


Following news of the outbreak, the Nationals decided to hold a virtual ring ceremony slated for this Sunday.

However, team leaders reportedly discussed the plans with the players this week, and decided they would rather receive their rings when the team can reunite in-person, postponing the ceremony for now, according to the Nationals' statement. 

"We support the decision," the team said, according to the statement.

The updated virtual event would be an unveiling that "would offer the collective opportunity to reconnect with our fans," while giving fans and players a first look at the rings.

The Nationals won the World Series title over the Houston Astros in 2019.