Jackie Bradley, Jr. (Harry How/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — The Red Sox will visit the White House to celebrate their championship on February 15, and team president Sam Kennedy said a healthy representation of ownership, executives, coaches, and players are expected to attend, though the trip isn't mandatory.
WBZ's Jonny Miller is recovered from the stroke he suffered during the World Series and he's already in Florida getting ready for the start of spring training next month.
Jonny caught up with Jackie Bradley Junior, who knows it won't be easy to win back to back titles.
"It's already hard enough to win it, but to repeat it is a difficult task on its own," he said. "Everybody's gonna be gunning for you."
Bradley was the ALCS MVP, but had a very inconsistent year at the plate. He's confident 2019 will be better.
"I'm better equipped for this upcoming year with knowledge that I have now, the work that I've put in," he said.
Bradley's also hopeful Boston will re-sign closer Craig Kimbrel, who's still a free agent.
"We obviously want Craig back," Bradley said. "He was a very vital part of our team, and a very vital part of the success we had. We're thankful he's not with any other team right now, hopefully the Red Sox are able to bring him back."
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports