BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship.
“We’ve accepted and we’re going to see if there’s a date that works,” team President Sam Kennedy said Monday night before the premiere of the ballclub’s 2018 highlight video.
Once a standard, non-partisan perk of winning it all, the traditional champions’ visit to Washington has become more politicized. Some teams have declined invitations from President Donald Trump; in other cases, individual players stayed home.
Kennedy says it’s up to players to decide whether they want to attend.