Some of the Red Sox players have stated that they do not want to visit the White House presumably due to the person that occupies it.
The ongoing partial government shutdown could derail the Boston Red Sox’s plans to visit the White House next month.
“It’s hit people hard in the New England area. I’m not sure it’s appropriate to be celebrating in such a public way while there’s people who are struggling right now,” Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said over the weekend, according to the Boston Globe. “That’s been the internal conversation.”
At the 2018 World Series champions’ Winter Weekend event, Kennedy said he’d have a decision on whether they will make the February 15 trip to Washington, D.C. “pretty soon.”
The government partially shuttered shortly before Christmas with President Trump and Democrats at an impasse over funding for a border wall. The shutdown has left some 800,000 federal employees off the job or working without pay.