Former San Francisco Giant Michael Morse receives his championship ring

Michael Morse received his World Series ring before the Giants game against the Marlins on Thursday night during a ceremony at home plate. Morse had a couple of key hits for the Giants in the postseason last year including a game-tying home run in Game 5 of the NLCS and a go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the World Series.

Morse had gracious words for the Giants prior to the ceremony, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News:

“I think it’s unbelievable,” Morse said. “To me, it just shows how first class they are. Larry Baer is a true friend and a great president of this ballclub. I was so fortunate to be a Giant a win a World Series with them.”

Although Morse initially seemed reluctant to open the blue Tiffany box at home plate, he certainly plans to wear the ring a lot. He told Baggarly:

“I’ll wear it around town. I’ll wear it everywhere. It’s a symbol of what we went through, the ups and downs and the trials that brought us together as a team. So that little piece of jewelry means a lot to me.”

(h/t San Jose Mercury News)

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