The Red Sox Got Invited to the White House
The team will likely make the trip in April.
During his trip to Boston last weekÂ ahead of Game 6 of the World Series, President Barack Obama wouldnâ€™t put on a Red Sox hat as he walked off of Air Force One at Logan Airport.
But now that the Sox clinched the title, he invited to team over to his place to celebrate.
According to a statement from White House officials, President Obama called up Red Sox Manager John Farrell on Monday to congratulate him and the team on their third World Series win in the past decade.
Obama â€śnoted the greatÂ jobâ€ť that Farrell did in his first yearÂ managing the team after a shaky 2012 season, and â€śremarked on the incredible pitching performance by Koji Uehara,â€ť officials said in the statement.
Obama also singled-out David Ortiz, and â€śextended his congratulations” on being named the World Series MVP.Â â€śThe President said he looks forward to welcoming the Red Sox to the White House to congratulate them in person,â€ť according to White House staff.
The Associated Press reports that the team will likely â€śmake the traditional championsâ€™ White House visit next year,â€ť around the season-opener in Baltimore in April.
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