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Monday, April 20, 2020

Nationals won’t raise banner, present rings until fans are back in the ballpark

The Nationals were prepared to raise their World Series banner and distribute championship rings at their April 2 home opener two weeks ago, but they’re going to continue to wait to hold those ceremonies until their fans can be a part of them again.

On Saturday, Mike Rizzo, Washington’s President of Baseball Operations, joined MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on Sirius XM to talk about how the team is handling the suspension of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus outbreak and what he thinks things will look like once baseball returns.

When asked whether he thinks the Nationals are missing out on some of the celebrating they earned when they won the World Series last October, Rizzo explained that the club just plans on waiting the pandemic out until fans are allowed back in stadiums again.

“I think as far as raising the banner and the distribution of rings, we’re going to wait for our fanbase to be involved to do those types of things,” Rizzo said. “Those are once-in-a-lifetime things to do and our fanbase is such a big factor in helping us win that thing. They earned it, they deserve to be involved in it and we’re going to wait for them to do it.”

 

QLE Posted: April 20, 2020 at 12:25 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, mike rizzo, nationals, pennant, rings

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Mike Rizzo wins Executive of the Year award, might be having the best five weeks ever

Nationals’ president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo was named Baseball America’s Executive of the Year on Tuesday, an exceptional accomplishment. It was the 57-year-old’s first time winning the award.

But compared to the past five weeks, this accomplishment seems to take a back seat.

Over the past month and some change, Rizzo’s Nationals won the World Series, had a championship parade and visited the White House just days after. Following the World Series, Rizzo got married in Jamaica.

When he spoke with reporters prior to the unveiling of the Nationals’ World Series documentary on Tuesday, he said: “I’ve been drunk for about a month.”

So, who’s been having the five worse weeks of their life lately?

 

QLE Posted: December 04, 2019 at 01:55 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball america, executive of the year, mike rizzo

 

 

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