Red Sox accept White House invite, and Alex Cora says he'll go

Red Sox accept White House invite, and Alex Cora says he'll go

The Boston Red Sox, who won the World Series almost five weeks ago, have accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to the White House, franchise President Sam Kennedy said.

Team visits to the White House after winning a championship have been routine since the 1980s.

No date has been scheduled for the World Series champions to be honored.

The team put those questions to bed on Monday, saying they would visit the White House.

Cora, a Puerto Rico native that's been critical of Trump's "disrespectful" tweets about his homeland, will go to the ceremony, but plans on using his platform "the right way" as a representative for Puerto Rico.

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The Red Sox, who defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1 on October 31, earlier won baseball titles in 2004 and 2007. "I'm not gonna embarrass anybody", Cora said. 'This is about a country that really suffered. What's going to happen between a pitcher a batter at this very moment, what will this outcome be - you can see in the future where that all can happen very fast in real time. Yeah, we do. We know that. He's the president of the United States. But I don't agree with a lot of stuff that he says about us'.

Trump invited the Golden State Warriors to the White House after winning the National Basketball Association title in 2017 but uninvited them when some players said they would not go to the White House.

"I'm actually going to represent probably four million people from back home the right way when we get there and we just have to wait and see when we go there". I know probably he doesn't feel that way.

The White House also canceled a planned visit for the Philadelphia Eagles in June, and Trump said neither the Warriors nor the Cleveland Cavaliers would be invited following this year's NBA Finals, but only after LeBron James declared publicly that nobody from either team would be visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Houston Astros visited the White House in March, and the Washington Capitals have received an invitation.

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