Luhnow anxiously awaits World Series ring

Luhnow anxiously awaits World Series ring

MIAMI -- The St. Louis Cardinals players, coaches and front official officials received their World Series championship rings on Saturday in a ceremony at Busch Stadium. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who came from the Cardinals, will have to wait for his.

Luhnow is one of four Astros employees who will get rings from the Cardinals, along with bench coach Joe Pettini, director of decision sciences Sig Mejdal and special assistant to the general manager/scout Mike Elias.

"[Cardinals general manager John Mozielak] mentioned that when maybe St. Louis comes to Houston, he may come on the trip and present them," Luhnow said. "I'm not sure what the plan is, but I'm anxious to get mine."

The ring will be the eighth Luhnow earned during his tenure with the Cardinals -- two World Series titles, a National League championship and five Minor League championships.

"I'm trying to figure out how to display them or have a rotation to use them, but right now, they're safely guarded under lock and key," he said.

Pettini said he told former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to get him his ring whenever he gets a chance, but he said he's going to give it to his 3-year-old granddaughter.