By the time you read this post, this note on ESPN Chicago’s front page might have been pushed down the page some, but I thought it was important to note.
Via Jesse Rogers:
The Cubs are looking at a pregame ceremony at Wrigley Field on Monday, before playing Milwaukee, to give out World Series rings to former players Jason Hammel, Travis Wood and Jorge Soler. All three play for the Royals who are off that day. Dexter Fowler and Aroldis Chapman will be given their rings when the Cubs play their respective teams. There's no timetable for Chris Coghlan to receive his yet. He was just called up by Toronto. The Cubs play the Blue Jays in August.
Hammel, Wood and Soler all did play important roles for the 2016 World Series champion Cubs, though only Wood made significant appearances during the postseason. You surely remember the home run he hit against the Giants in the NLDS [VIDEO].
This ceremony likely won’t be as elaborate as the one the Cubs held for the team last Wednesday. But these men surely deserve to be recognized. In fact, they are flying to Chicago for this in the middle of a Royals homestand.
Chapman and the Yankees will be at Wrigley for a three-game series beginning May 5. Fowler and the Cardinals will be there for the first time this year for a three-game series beginning June 2. And Coghlan and the Blue Jays (presuming Coghlan is still on their roster at that time) come to Wrigley for a three-game set starting August 18.
All deserve accolades, so we’ll see some more ceremonies throughout this season.