The Astros won baseball’s World Series two months ago and it is customary for the winner of major sports champions in the U.S. to receive an Invitation to the White House to meet with the president.
But these are not normal times, as evidenced by Trump’s tweet in September rescinding an invitation to the National Basketball Association’s champion Golden State Warriors.
“And as the representatives of baseball and the World Series champs, when the White House calls and invites you to come up, it’s something that as an organization we felt both a responsibility and an obligation to be part of.”
The New England Patriots visited the White House after winning the Super Bowl earlier this year, but several team members skipped the trip.
Houston third baseman Alex Bregman, who called Trump a “joke” before the 2016 presidential election, was recently asked whether he would accept an invitation.
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