The most recent honoree was Clemson's football team, which won the college national championship this month and visited Trump on Monday. Saturday will mark the 28th day of the shutdown as partisan bickering continues.
The 43-year-old manager's decision could affect what some of his players choose to do and Red Sox executives are also still discussing if it is appropriate to visit the White House if the government is still shut down.
"It's something we'll be watching". "We went when President [George W.] Bush honored the team. But as John said, it's awkward if there's a shutdown".
Word of the Red Sox potentially reconsidering their trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue comes just a few days after manager Alex Cora hinted he's considering skipping the visit.
Cora said (via USA Today) of visiting the White House: 'Right now I can say yes.
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"I don't know what kind of platform I'm going to have if I go", he said. It's not that I've changed my mind.
Kennedy said the team has told Betts, 26, that the Red Sox want him on the roster for the long haul.
However, Cora maintains that he will make the trip to see President Trump, at least for now.
"We have some flexibility, we don't have a lot", he said.
But the issue at hand is not what a White House with furloughed chefs would serve the players that chose to go, but rather another on the long list of controversial things Trump has done.