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Jackson gets his World Series ring

Apr 17, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT

Photo by Amanda Comak / Washington Times
Edwin Jackson's World Series ring arrived from St. Louis today.

A small, black box arrived at Nationals Park today and wound up in Davey Johnson's office. The Nationals manager then had the pleasure of presenting it to its true owner: Edwin Jackson, who at long last received his 2011 World Series ring.

Jackson, a member of the Cardinals' championship rotation last fall, became a free agent after the season and signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Nationals on Feb. 1. Unable to attend the Cardinals' official ring ceremony at Busch Stadium because he had to be with his new team, Jackson had the item sent to him in Washington.

Once he got his first actual look at the 2.62-carat ring, which boasts 50 rubies and 103 diamonds, Jackson experienced a rush of emotions.

"To hold it, not only getting to look at it in pictures, to hold a piece of history in your hand, it's in your possession finally," he said. "TheRead more »

  1. natsfan1a - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Holy moley, that is some piece of jewelry! Almost jumps right off the page at you. Nice pic. Congrats to Edwin. Hope our guys will be sporting similar rings one day.

  2. MicheleS - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I can't believe they but the squirrel on the ring!Good for EJax.. similar rings with a big Curly W will be ordered soon!

  3. Mark'd - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Sometime soon here in Washington

  4. Anonymous - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    BB (Bodacious Bling) !

  5. Soul Possession, PFB Sofa - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Goodness! What big diamonds!

  6. Candide - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    So whose finger is that in the photo? Sure isn't Jackson's…

  7. natsfan1a - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Goodness had nothing to do with it. :-)Isn't that the cardinal on a perch as opposed to the rally squirrel?

  8. MicheleS - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    1A, They had other pictures of it with the squirrel on the side of the ring.Side View

  9. Scooter - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    I feel misled. I thought the Nats signed Jackson because he "[had] a ring." He didn't have a ring. He had a Ring Receivable, which is totally not the same thing.Rizzo FAIL >:-(

  10. natsfan1a - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Thanks, Michelle. That is funny. And they even put Bob Carpenter's name on it. What? Oh. Never mind.

  11. Whitey Ford - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Those diamonds are great for cutting the ball — then you can really make it sing.

  12. carolync - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    The ring is beautiful and congratulations to Edwin! But as a long-time bird watcher, that bird looks more like an oriole than a cardinal. Heaven forbid.

  13. natsfan1a - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Carolync, the link from Michelle has a better likeness (me, too, on the bird watching).

  14. Cwj - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Congrats to Edwin! On bird watching, I enjoy it as well here in the mountains. Actually nature watching in general is a part of daily life where I live. Beautiful out here :-)

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