Just a stone’s throw from their season opener in Baltimore, the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox made a stop at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to bask in the glory of last season’s achievements.
Wardrobe aside, it is always great to see teams with outstanding chemistry messing around off of the field. There were hugs and handshakes aplenty, something that we saw in the 2013 Red Sox dugout and should see this coming season as well.
President Obama singled out many of the Red Sox contributors to last year’s title run. Players such as Shane Victorino and Koji Uehara were among those to here their names mentioned by Barack Obama. As you can imagine, many of the guys expressed what an honor it was to just be recognized by the leader of the free world.
And in his smooth fashion, Obama didn’t fail to bring up the “Boston Strong” campaign and all of the help the Red Sox brought to a community that underwent a difficult 2013. Few Presidents can display the sincerity that Obama did during his speech, as you could see Sox players getting emotional during that part of the presentation.
Red Sox Nation would love to see the same group of guys (more or less) back on the stage in Washington DC next April. However, there is one person we know that would like to see a new set of faces. Obama had a hasty response when asked about who he would like to see in 2015. “White Sox next year,” couldn’t have jumped out quicker from the President’s mouth.