LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Dodgers Friday became the first professional team to visit the White House as champions since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They were also the first team to visit with President Joe Biden in office. The team met with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the East Room. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was also in attendance.
Biden predicted that the Dodgers may be back to the White House again soon.
“I have a feeling, Kamala, that we may be doing this again by the end of the year,” Biden said. “I don’t know, man. I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle Garcetti if you win twice. It’s gonna be hard.”
Due to COVID-19 protocols, the group was limited to around 50 people. A White House official confirmed to Axios that pitcher Trevor Bauer, who is facing an assault investigation in Pasadena, did not join his team.
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The Dodgers are facing the Washington Nationals in a four-game series that began Thursday and runs through Sunday.
The visit marks the Dodgers’ first trip to the White House as World Series champions since Oct. 26, 1988, when the team met with then-President Ronald Reagan.
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