4/9/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed back over 15,000 fans who witnessed a home opener that featured the team receiving their 2020 World Series championship rings.
Over 550 days have passed since the last fans were able to cheer on the Dodgers before a deadly pandemic forever changed the world we live in.
Fans witnessed many of their beloved players including Tony Gonsolin, Gavin Lux, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger, and many others received their rings as each player's names were called.
The crowd roared as Mookie Betts received his ring, the first time fans had an opportunity to cheer for Betts since the trade-in 2020.
Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager also received loud cheers as each Dodger player received a special message from a veteran former Major Leaguer.
David Price decided to auction off his championship ring for a really great cause. Price planned to auction the ring to benefit the Players Alliance.
The proceeds will go to the Players Alliance, which consists of a group of over 150 current and former Black baseball players who look to create change and equality in the game of baseball, as well as throughout the Black community.
The 35-year-old pitcher was one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 MLB season due to the pandemic.
Currently, Price is in a reliever role with the Dodgers but if called upon would be ready to start. A great and classy move by Price who truly stands on his principles of equality and a better society. #mlb #davidprice #losangelesdodgers #nationals #washingtonnationals #dodgershomeopener #tgsportstv1