World Series Champions Red Sox To Visit White House, Team’s Name Misspelled As “Red Socks” In Official Announcement
The Boston Red Sox, the reigning World Series champions, will visit the White House on Friday to celebrate their victory with President Donald Trump, but their name was misspelled in the administration’s official announcement.
“President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House,” the announcement read last Friday morning.
CBS Boston reported that the statement was corrected around 9 a.m. that morning, although the error had remained posted long enough for people on Twitter to mock the White House.
Ace White House staff work strikes again –> https://t.co/xRm6EOEIdh
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 9, 2019
— Liam Nee (@LiamNee) May 9, 2019
The @WhiteHouse spelled @RedSox as “Red Socks” on its website and @YouTube pages ahead of today’s event: “President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House” (it’s now fixed). https://t.co/lZAttYHWMS pic.twitter.com/0cwmlanq0D
— Steve Annear (@steveannear) May 9, 2019
anyone seeing the White Socks game today? Are the Boston Red Socks playing anywhere? What about the Yankys? How are the Merlins ranked right now? What about the Triplets? Personally I am rooting for the Brooers.
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) May 9, 2019
Those heathen white nationalists “Red Socks “players. How dare they enjoy the invitation and hospitality of the POTUS. They will surely be booed at all plate appearances in Boston. A city known for diversity and equality. https://t.co/oiTWREsVps
— CrystalCoastHokie👍 (@NCCoastalHokie) May 9, 2019
Trump: “The Red Socks are a great team here in Boston. You have so many great teams: The Brewins, the Paid Tree Its; and best of all, the Sell Ticks. God, I love sport, bigly!”#RedSocks #Snark #BillionDollarLoser
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) May 9, 2019
Thus far, several members of the Red Sox have said they will skip the White House visit, among them manager Alex Cora.
Cora, who is from Puerto Rico, said earlier this month that he was dismayed by the Trump administration’s response to hurricane relief on the territory.
Red Sox players who will also miss the White House visit on Friday include David Price, Mookie Betts, Christian Vasquez and Sandy Leon.