Members of the New York Mets’ special run to a 2015 National League Pennant celebrated the triumph with bling and a banner.

By Jeremy Fialkow

Everyone – even Michael Cadaver Cuddyer – congregated, Thursday, to watch a new flag rise to the stratosphere at Citi Field; a flag celebrating last year’s N.L. Pennant winning New York Mets.

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Lest we forget, the team and key members of the organization were presented with their shiny, gem-encrusted rings, as well.

It’s fortunate the Amazin’ Mets didn’t open the season against the Royals in New York, rather than in Kansas City. The Royals likely would have laughed in the face of every Big Apple resident as the runners-up were awarded their runner-up rings.

Still, whoever designed the player’s rings went all-out.

Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the specs include: 10-karat white gold, 110 round diamonds and 42 round sapphires to create a not-so-subtle rendition of the Metropolitan franchise logo.

Additionally, engraved on the inside of each ring is every Mets’ pennant-winning year, and a sketch of the NLCS Trophy.

As for Cuddyer, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports the recently retired outfielder lost 25 pounds since last year’s playoffs. Now, the 37-year-old, who saved the Mets millions of dollars by hanging up his cleats, struts around at nearly the weight he was when drafted 15 seasons ago.

The Mets play their home-opener, Friday, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jacob deGrom will be on the mound for the first time this season New York, barring the birth of his first child. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 pm ET.

Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.