BOSTON (CBS) — The 2014 season is underway, but the Red Sox have just one more celebration left for their 2013 World Series Championship.
The Red Sox will be visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, and will be honored for last season’s worst-to-first title run.
“I will be a good day,” manager John Farrell said after Monday’s season-opening loss to the Orioles. “It’s notierity of what these guys did a year ago, it’s a tradition, and anytime you can go to the White House and speak to the President first-hand, it’s a unique experience.”
“It’s pretty special. That’s the goal every year, to go to the White House the next season,” said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. “It’s going to be fun, just taking it all in. It’s an exciting time.”
The team began Tweeting about their visit early Tuesday morning, with Jonny Gomes giving everyone a preview off his special Stars and Stripes jacket:
The team will meet with President Obama around 11:30 am, and will then head outside the West Wing to talk with reporters about their visit.
Following their trip to the White House, the Red Sox will then visit with wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C..
This will be Boston’s third visit to the White House in the last 10 years, but the first hosted by President Obama. George W. Bush was in office when the Red Sox were invited to the White House following their World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.
We’ll be streaming the Red Sox visit to the White House LIVE on CBSBoston.com! Check back at 11 a.m. for a link to the live stream, and catch Dan Roche’s reports from the White House on the WBZ-TV news at 5 and 6pm!
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