The Washington Nationals changed their minds after their players decided it was best to wait until they could meet again in person to receive the rings commemorating the title of the last World Series.

Originally, the team had announced that it would deliver the jewels during a program broadcast on television and the Internet, given the impossibility of doing it in the traditional way – in a game, with a full stadium and with the presence of all the players.

The baseball campaign has not even started, due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting the club to come up with the idea for this virtual ceremony that has now been canceled.

Either way, the Nationals still plan to present the ring design this Sunday, and hold a fundraising event for two food banks. They will also broadcast a documentary about the 2019 campaign.

The Nationals consulted with some club leaders before going ahead with the virtual ceremony.

“This week, when the team’s leaders discussed the plan with the players, they collectively decided that they would prefer to receive the rings when the team could meet again personally. We support that decision, ”the Nationals reported in a statement.

The show was scheduled for Sunday because that date was significant in the calendar of the previous campaign. A year ago, Washington came to that day with a record of 19-31, before a rebound that led it to dispute and win the World Series for the first time in franchise history.