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Adam Eaton unboxing his World Series ring like a kid on Christmas morning is an extremely enjoyable video

In Thursday’s edition of discouraging sports news, the Big Ten announced it will be adopting a conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season. This robs fans of a number of anticipated non-conference matchups like Ohio State at Oregon, Notre Dame-Wisconsin (at Lambeau Field) and Michigan at Washington. It absolutely sucks, to be blunt.

It’s also a reminder that until a pitch is thrown or a ball is snapped, we’re nowhere near a return to sports. Depressing? Yes. Accurate? Sadly, yes. I think many sports fans have taken this “we’ll believe it when we see it” approach.

With that in mind, we could all use a pick-me-up. Something sports-related that will put a smile on our faces, for once (besides golf). That something is this video of Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton unboxing his World Series ring, which he and the rest of his teammates received on Thursday. Enjoy:

Pure joy. Nothing can turn a 31-year-old man into a five-year-old on Christmas morning quite like a piece of jewelry that says you’re World Champions, apparently. Looks like it fits nicely, by the way.

One of Eaton’s teammates, reliever Sean Doolittle, had an even better reaction to receive his rock:

Stay hot, Sean, stay hot.