BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — President Trump is welcoming the defending World Series Champion Red Sox in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.
Earlier Thursday the website said: “President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House.”
The Red Sox spelled S-O-C-K-S. That's right like the pair socks one would wear on their feet and not Sox.
The White House made the correction back to 'Sox' shortly before 9 a.m. EDT.
Since 1907 the Red Sox has never used the common spelling for socks.
According to Slate Magazine 'sox' was a common way to shorten 'socks' for teams that used stockings and in ads during the first decade of the 20th Century. While the term fell out of fashion over time, the nickname was already entrenched in the sports pages and in the hearts of the teams’ fans the magazine reports.
The scheduled event has already stirred up some controversy.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced Sunday that he will not be with his team citing his native Puerto Rico is still suffering from 2017's Hurricane Maria, and that he disapproves of how President Donald Trump's administration handled the recovery.
Additionally, several players including Mookie Betts, David Price, and Xander Bogaerts are not planning on attending.