Thursday, March 31, 2011
Rangers announce ring ceremony, raffle
The Rangers will present American League Championship rings to returning players, coaches and staff before Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
The Rangers' 2010 AL Championship rings were created by Jostens.
The televised on-field festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The first pitch of Saturday’s game has been moved 10 minutes later, to 7:15 p.m., to accommodate the presentation.
The Rangers presented the first rings to the family of the late Tom Vandergriff and to Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck at a luncheon Thursday. Front-office employees will receive their rings Monday.
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation also announced that it will hold a raffle that will award an authentic AL Championship ring to a fan. Raffle tickets will be available for sale beginning at Saturday's game on the Rangers Ballpark concourse or at the foundation's kiosk located behind Sections 22-25.
Raffle tickets start at $5 and will be available through Aug. 31.
In addition, all fans who attend Monday's game against Seattle will receive a replica ring.