The Red Sox ring ceremony, in GIFs

Jared Wickerham

Missed the ring ceremony before Boston's home opener? Don't worry, we've got something for you.

Did you miss the Red Sox ring ceremony that occurred before Friday's 2014 home opener? Don't worry: we've got you covered thanks to the magic of GIFs.

Listen, even if you hate the Red Sox, this banner is impressive if for nothing else than its enormous size (and the fact it didn't blow away when dropped into a Boston wind).

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Jonny Gomes gets his ring, and shares a tender moment with his new prize:

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John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, so integral to last year's rotation, take a moment to check out their gaudy new accessories.

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David Ortiz comes out last, of course, and gestures to the crowd while walking to retrieve his ring at his Ortizian and deliberate pace.

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Going last, Big Papi also gets the time to show off the rings' boxes to the crowd:

Ortiz-rings

Ortiz's last task was to lead the rest of the Red Sox in hoisting the 2013 World Series championship banner onto the flag pole at Fenway:

Ortiz-flag

The rest of the club joins in, and the flag flies up the pole in short order:

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Lovely, isn't it? Welcome to 2014, y'all.

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