CHICAGO (CBS) — Today will be a day that 20 lucky Cubs fans won’t forget, as they present players and coaches with their World Series championship rings at Wrigley Field.
The rings arrived under heavy security yesterday; delivered by an armored truck, escorted by armed security guards, who carried the rings in large lockboxes.
The rings have 108 diamonds, marking each year since the Cubs’ previous World Series win.
The Cubs held a contest to select 20 “ring bearers” to help deliver the rings before tonight’s game against the Dodgers.
Melissa Hurd said she still can’t believe she was among those picked for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“I cannot even begin to fathom what that moment is going to be like. I won’t tell my husband this, but it kind of compares to my wedding day with the emotions and anticipation of it all. I just know that there are so many deserving fans out there, and I just feel so grateful that I was chosen for this opportunity, and I will represent all of them the best I can,” she said.