The question many have been wondering has been answered: The Boston Red Sox will, in fact, be attending the White House at some point as part of their World Series celebrations. Before the screening of their World Series documentary in Boston on Monday, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy told reporters that they were extended an invitation and will visit the White House.
Speculation about if the Red Sox would attend, or even extended an invitation to visit, had swirled around given the past incident when Sox Manager Alex Cora was critical of how President Trump spoke about the manager’s native Puerto Rico. Cora had said after the Red Sox won it all, however, that he would accept a visit to the White House.
“I’m gonna use my platform the right way, said Red Sox manager Alex Cora, via Cotillo. “I’m not gonna embarrass anybody. Actually, I’m gonna represent 4 million people from back home the right way when we go there.”
Red Sox President Sam Kennedy says the team has accepted an invitation to the White House for winning the World Series. Cora says he will go. They haven’t set a date yet and they don’t know which players or staff will attend.
— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) December 3, 2018
Recently, teams and players visiting the White House after winning a championship in their respective sports have been no sure thing, namely since President Trump took office. The Golden State Warriors declined their invite, while other teams (such as the Philadelphia Eagles) have had numerous players missing from the visit by choice.
The Red Sox haven’t set a date yet and they haven’t gone through the process of finding out which players or staff will or will not attend.