The Boston Red Sox World Series Trophies. (Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The 1924 World Series winning Washington Senators were the first championship team to visit the White House.
Over the last two decades, the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins have made 10 trips, with two more to come for the defending champion Pats and Sox.
Boston's baseball club is visiting with President Donald Trump Thursday, but several members of the organization may pass on the opportunity.
Sox president and CEO Sam Kenney told NESN the trip is an honor, but to each their own.
"We need to make this apolitical, we need to make this about the players," Kennedy said. "Those who want to go will go, those who don't want to go don't have to go. That is what we did in 2005 after the championship, 2008, 2014. We've had executives, players decide that they just don't want to go. And you know what? That's their personal choice, right decision, but as an organization, we're goin', we'll be there. It's not about an individual president or policy. We went under Bush, we went under Obama. We're going under Trump, and I hope we're going again under Trump!"
C's and B's as well.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports