Salty receives World Series ring
NEW YORK –- Actually seeing his World Series championship ring was worth a thousand words to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. To the 28-year-old catcher, the photos didn’t do it justice.
“The picture you see on the Internet don’t describe what it looked like when I first saw it,” Saltalamacchia said. “The detail of everything, it’s just amazing.”
Early in the season the Red Sox honored their 2013 World Series championship team at a ring ceremony at Fenway Park. Saltalamacchia, part of the title team, received his ring on Sunday morning.
It was prearranged that Allard Baird, the Red Sox vice president of player personnel, would deliver Saltalamacchia with his ring in New York.
Prior to the Marlins facing the Mets at Citi Field, Baird presented Saltalamacchia with the elaborate ring inscribed with the catcher’s long name, uniform number and the slogans, “B Strong” and “Bearded Brothers.”
“It’s bigger than I thought it was going to be,” Saltalamacchia said. “It’s nice to actually have it in hand. It’s really cool. I knew Allard Baird was going to come in and give it to me.”
The Marlins’ top free agent acquisition, Saltalamacchia is striving the be part of a championship culture in Miami. Receiving his ring puts closer to his ’13 season in Boston.
“It represents everything that we went through the whole year,” the catcher said. “A lot of guys play a long time to get one of these or even make it. So I’m pretty fortunate.”
— Joe Frisaro