The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are scheduled to be honored at the White House on Thursday. But not everyone on the team is making the trip.
Manager Alex Cora confirmed on Sunday that he would not be attending, joining several high-profile players including Mookie Betts, David Price, and Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox owner John Henry, who also owns the Globe, plans to attend, as does Tom Werner.
“This is all about giving the players this opportunity they deserved. We’ve gone under two Republican administrations, and under [former president] Obama, and now we’re going under Trump. It certainly would have been a big political statement to not go,” Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy told the Globe’s Adrian Walker.