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Orel Hershiser

Rocks '88 World Series Ring

... to Dinner!!

3/12/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's been almost 25 years since Orel Hershiser fireballed the L.A. Dodgers past the Oakland A's in the 1988 World Series ... and this week, he reminded everyone of his former greatness by rocking his championship ring to dinner in Bev Hills.

Orel -- who's now part of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" team -- was out at Madeo with friends this weekend ... when we noticed a large, shiny, blue object on his pitching hand.

Turns out, Orel still believes in showing off the goods in public ... 'cause the bling turned out to be his '88 ring ... and Orel was quick to flash it to the cameras. 

On one hand, it's pretty badass ... on the other hand, it's a little Springsteen "Glory Days."

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So, we gotta ask ...


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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Just trying to relive the past. Stick to broadcasting.

489 days ago
2.

steve    

Reliving the past? Why not! The guy pitched in the big leagues for 17 years, won 204 games, ERA was 3.24 and he had over 2,000 strike outs! ...played in All-Star games and yes, won a World Championship!!! ...ya, I'd wear the ring too!

489 days ago
3.

Jordan    

Would people say how awesome it is if Michael Jordan were to go out wearing all 6 of his championship rings every night or would they say how douche it is?

489 days ago
4.

cindy    

Wow, could TMZ get any lamer? First they badger John Madden with stupid questions while Al Michaels is being so polite and getting them away from the camera man. Now they are going after Oral for wearing a ring. We all realize you are gay that work there so how about not attempting to tackle sports... stick to your cats, kardashian and lohan stories...you guys are so ****in lame.

489 days ago
5.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Why is this even a question? Sports leagues give expensive diamond rings to championship teams. How is it even possible that it's douchey for a champ to wear his ring for the rest of their life? To me it would be stupid not to wear it considering the cost of the thing.

489 days ago
6.

MsRichards    

He earned it so he has a right to ware it whenever & wherever he wants.

489 days ago
7.

Diamond Goddess!    

WTF is wrong with being proud of one's accomplishments?!
The guy worked his azz off.
I'd wear that ring too!!!
(Plus, it actually looks cool.)

489 days ago
8.

Me Too    

The guy earns a World Series ring, and you ask if it's awesome or douchey?? Leave the guy alone- he achieved ultimate success with hard work and talent- unlike your girl Kim Karcrapshian whose azz you suck on a regular basis, TMZ.

489 days ago
9.

Donna    

You didn't earn one, he has every right to wear it whenever he wants

489 days ago
10.

Keyser Söze    

If you won it fair and square, why shouldn't you show it?

It's his ring - he can wear it wherever and whenever it pleases him.

489 days ago
11.

Michelle    

Why is this news???? Hasn't been relevent since the 80's. Why do we care what he's wearing??

489 days ago
12.

static    

As championship rings go it looks fairly low key as it were meant to be worn.

489 days ago
13.

chris    

respect it

489 days ago
14.

bozzman    

some championship rings are too gaudy but that one is nice. of course he should wear it out - it's interesting

489 days ago
15.

ChuckA41    

I doubt if he wears it every day. So he wore his championship ring to dinner. Big deal. The guy was a great player, and he deserves to have the right to wear that ringnifnhe wants.

489 days ago
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