Nationals to visit White House after World Series win

The Washington Nationals have accepted an invitation to visit the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win, according to a tweet from the White House’s official Twitter account.

The ceremony will reportedly take place on the White House’s South Lawn at 1:15 p.m. Monday.

A Twitter announcement from the White House featured a short video of Nats manager Dave Martinez after the team clinched the National League Championship Series:

Trump attended part of Game 5 at Nationals Park in Washington and was greeted with both cheers and boos. When the boos began as Trump’s image flashed on the ballpark’s giant video screen, the president seemed momentarily taken aback.

The Washington Post reported that relief pitcher Sean Doolittle confirmed he does not plan to participate in the White House visit .

Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan, have worked with Syrian refugees and military veterans, as well as supporting gay rights. He has not specifically spoken out against Trump.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misnamed the trophy in the tweet. The story has been corrected.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

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