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(SFGate)   People who receive World Series rings: Pitchers, hitters, coaches, the manager, and oh, yeah--Larry Ellison of Oracle. For being a corporate sponsor (midway down page)   (sfgate.com) divider line 30
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2011-10-09 07:23:51 PM  
"Everyone got a ring of some kind," Baer said, adding: "And by the way, until the Series is over, we are still world champions."
 
2011-10-09 07:52:23 PM  
From what I understand, it is up to the team to determine who gets rings since they, not MLB, have to pay for them.
 
2011-10-09 07:55:53 PM  
So what, office employees get rings too, if the owner's not a dick.
 
2011-10-09 08:01:44 PM  

bighasbeen: From what I understand, it is up to the team to determine who gets rings since they, not MLB, have to pay for them.


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The team could give their janitors rings.
 
2011-10-09 08:18:29 PM  
People who receive Super Bowl rings:

cache.boston.com
 
2011-10-09 08:20:31 PM  
Oracle has been supporting the team for a long time. I don't see any problem with this.
 
2011-10-09 08:26:37 PM  

UNC_Samurai: People who receive Super Bowl rings:

[cache.boston.com image 410x319]


And then he kept it. Awesome.
 
2011-10-09 08:27:10 PM  

robsul82: So what, office employees get rings too, if the owner's not a dick.


You're not familiar with Larry Ellison are you?
 
2011-10-09 08:29:39 PM  

robsul82: So what, office employees get rings too, if the owner's not a dick.


My sister has the womens version of the ring the Tampa Bay Lightning got when they won the Stanley cup.

/pretty cool but funny they had womens versions at all
 
2011-10-09 08:50:04 PM  
Fine, give him a ring. Total garbage that he gets an "A" ring as would a player. What utter f*ckery.

/'yaaaaaay i competed yaaaaaay'
//dude would wet himself if he had to face a 95mph fastball
/yup. just like i would. :D
 
2011-10-09 09:01:47 PM  

lelio: robsul82: So what, office employees get rings too, if the owner's not a dick.

You're not familiar with Larry Ellison are you?


Ah but he doesn't own the team. That's an entirely different dick altogether.

In fact, the former general counsel of Microsoft gave Larry Ellison a World Series ring.
 
2011-10-09 09:46:46 PM  
he's probably a giants fan, who cares. they'll probably even give zuckerberg one if he asks
 
2011-10-09 10:04:31 PM  

animesucks: he's probably a giants fan, who cares. they'll probably even give zuckerberg one if he asks


you really want a big ol' rock hangin off of Zuckerberg's poke finger?
 
2011-10-09 10:21:23 PM  

Ender's: "Everyone got a ring of some kind," Baer said, adding: "And by the way, until the Series is over, we are still world champions."


It's still true to me, damnit
 
2011-10-09 10:42:00 PM  
Player rings are nearly always different and nice than staff rings. I've seen the 1996 Yankees World Series ring of both types up close and personal.

In 1997, I talked crap to a rather large black man and his son at a gas station. When the man, much larger than myself, put his fist in my face and told me to shut up, he was wearing a 1996 World Series ring. I talked more crap as a true Braves fan should and his teenage son dragged his father away.

Thanks Prince!

A few year later, I started working with a retired Yankees staff member at another job and he constantly wore his 1996 World Champions ring. You know, for the attention it got. His ring was far less nice. Smaller, less diamonds, etc. On his desk was an autographed picture of Jack Nicholson sporting HIS 1996 ring saying thanks.

This stuff happens all the time.

/Cecil can suck it
//So can Prince
 
2011-10-09 11:10:47 PM  

Randomly: Thanks Prince!


hehe

You forgot something.

/CSB
 
2011-10-09 11:22:33 PM  
I worked with Todd Sauerbrun's sister back in 1995. The company was moving so, so she brought in her brother (not Todd) to drive the truck. While we were in the truck, he showed me his brothers college ring (don't watch college football, don't know if it was a bowl ring or what). He said his brother gave it to him because he didn't care about it. Meanwhile the brother was wearing it with pride. I guess it's a little better when a family member wears one, but I never got the pride of having an award you didn't earn. It's like driving around in an expensive rental car.
 
2011-10-10 12:34:35 AM  
#OccupyRedwoodShores?
 
2011-10-10 02:03:10 AM  
Saw a Steelers Super Bowl ring a year ago. This little old guy--I think he was a photographer--was wearing it. He was very cool and told us about it--he was the kind of guy who you think has worked long hard hours for the organization and deserves it. Anyway: the ring was enormous, as big as one of those candy ring pops from the 90s. And I realized that those things probably don't come in "normal human" sizes.
 
2011-10-10 02:04:39 AM  

lelio: You're not familiar with Larry Ellison are you?


Yes, I do, lol, I was just saying that the owner can give him or anyone else a ring if he wants to, who cares. Not to mention the headline makes it clear he's not an employee of any sort, let alone an owner.
 
2011-10-10 02:07:13 AM  
Call me crazy but if you win the World Series I really don't give a shiat who you choose to give rings to.
 
2011-10-10 03:12:03 AM  
Who cares? I mean yeah, Larry is an asshole and I hope he burns to death. But you know what? The World Series is a game. It doesn't mean anything.

If they gave the guy a Nobel Prize, yeah I'd be pissed. But not about this.

Ender's: "Everyone got a ring of some kind," Baer said, adding: "And by the way, until the Series is over, we are still world champions."


Sorry, no. The world champions are currently Japan.
 
2011-10-10 03:19:13 AM  
Oh, Ellison? He's done more harm than good. He's used his wealth on useless things like yachts, while much better men have made the world a better place. His face is pulled into an age-defying rictus, a Chuck Avery wolfish leer as if he thinks if he just buys another trinket, he will buy immortality.

No one remembers John Jacob Astor, but they've heard of Carnegie, Guggenheim, Frick, Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Whitney, Getty, Nobel, Rockefeller. The bad is interred with the bones; the wealth liveth after. In 50 years, Ellison will be as dead as all of us, and no one will care who he was or what he did.

Two words: David. Sarnoff. No one remembers him, either, and his contributions were epic. In their time.

It is his money. He can do with it what he wishes, but only those he pays will admire him for it.
 
2011-10-10 04:43:09 AM  

MrEricSir: Who cares? I mean yeah, Larry is an asshole and I hope he burns to death. But you know what? The World Series is a game. It doesn't mean anything.

If they gave the guy a Nobel Prize, yeah I'd be pissed. But not about this.

Ender's: "Everyone got a ring of some kind," Baer said, adding: "And by the way, until the Series is over, we are still world champions."

Sorry, no. The world champions are currently Japan.


Winning a preseason exhibition tournament does not make you the champions, especially when not all of the world's best players participate. Winning the league in which most of the world's best players compete is a bit more impressive.

The World Series is the world championship, even if most of the games are played in the U.S.
 
2011-10-10 08:58:08 AM  
Oracle has it's name plastered all over the website my work uses to pay me.

So I obviously have ZERO problem with this.
 
2011-10-10 10:22:00 AM  

hbk72777: I worked with Todd Sauerbrun's sister back in 1995. The company was moving so, so she brought in her brother (not Todd) to drive the truck. While we were in the truck, he showed me his brothers college ring (don't watch college football, don't know if it was a bowl ring or what). He said his brother gave it to him because he didn't care about it. Meanwhile the brother was wearing it with pride. I guess it's a little better when a family member wears one, but I never got the pride of having an award you didn't earn. It's like driving around in an expensive rental car.


I remember Saurebrun from his Panthers days. That dude was awesome, because he was a punter who was unafraid to block and tackle. What other kicker/punter do you know who would draw an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty?

And then it turned out it was all roid rage. Phooey.
 
2011-10-10 11:17:07 AM  

Uncle Wiggly: Oh, Ellison? He's done more harm than good. He's used his wealth on useless things like yachts, while much better men have made the world a better place.*.


* To be clear, Ellison's been guilted into giving away his money by better men then he. He signed some 'giving pledge', but no one takes him seriously. It will be some absurd life-size statue rolled into school libraries across America, with glowing eyes, chicklet teet and a voracious desire to help you by capturing your data, like a carnival Fortune Teller--sorry, Oracle.
 
2011-10-10 12:43:53 PM  
... I used to compete in sports a lot ... but then I realized you can buy trophies ... now I'm good at everything ...

- Demetri Martin
 
2011-10-10 12:57:10 PM  

robsul82: So what, office employees get rings too, if the owner's not a dick.


Even if they're a communist?

images.wikia.com
 
2011-10-10 02:27:27 PM  

UNC_Samurai: hbk72777: I worked with Todd Sauerbrun's sister back in 1995. The company was moving so, so she brought in her brother (not Todd) to drive the truck. While we were in the truck, he showed me his brothers college ring (don't watch college football, don't know if it was a bowl ring or what). He said his brother gave it to him because he didn't care about it. Meanwhile the brother was wearing it with pride. I guess it's a little better when a family member wears one, but I never got the pride of having an award you didn't earn. It's like driving around in an expensive rental car.

I remember Saurebrun from his Panthers days. That dude was awesome, because he was a punter who was unafraid to block and tackle. What other kicker/punter do you know who would draw an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty?

And then it turned out it was all roid rage. Phooey.


He was still amazing to watch, especially in college. We sit 13 rows in the upper deck and always had to look up to watch his punts.
 
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