The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Cup.
"We have accepted and we will see if there is a date that works." Team President Sam Kennedy said on Monday evening ahead of the premiere of Ball Club 2018's highlight video.
It is common for the President of the United States to invite champions from many sports to visit the White House.
Once Standard The party political advantage of winning everything has made the visit of traditional champions in Washington more political. Some teams have rejected invitations from President Donald Trump; in other cases, individual players stayed at home.
Alex Cora, Red Sox Manager, has been critical of President Donald Trump in the past, given the President's rhetoric about the hurricane and reaction in Puerto Rico.
Kennedy says it's up to the players to decide if they want to participate.
"As in the past, it's an invitation, it's not a mandatory command," he said. "It's an opportunity for these guys to receive the recognition they deserve for a World Cup."
Coach Alex Cora said he would attend.
Cora, born in Puerto Rico, said in his demand to the president more after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
"I will use my platform properly," he said. "I will not go there to embarrass someone."