Sports Report: Cubs to visit White House before President Obama leaves office

08:37  11 january  2017
08:37  11 january  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

Cubs visit White House: Fowler to present President Obama with custom Jordans

  Cubs visit White House: Fowler to present President Obama with custom Jordans The Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Monday afternoon to celebrate their first World Series championship in 108-years. The Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Monday afternoon to celebrate their first World Series championship in 108-years.

Theo Epstein says the Chicago Cubs may take up Barack Obama on his White House invitation after all. Shortly after the Cubs broke their 108-year World Series curse, President Obama , who of course has longstanding ties to Chicago (albeit as a White Sox fan), took to Twitter to invite the team to the White House for the traditional championship visit before he leaves office early in 2017.

Before Game 1 of the World Series, President Obama set aside his White Sox fandom and admitted that he would indeed be rooting for the Cubs to end their 108-year drought and win it all. Chicago is his hometown, after all, even if the Cubs are on the north side. The Royals didn't visit the White House until eight months after their championship (which is typical), however, so the Cubs have to be a bit quicker if they're going to make it before Obama 's term is up on Jan.

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For example, the White House hosted the 2015 World Series champions, the Royals, in July, nearly nine months after they beat the Mets in the World Series. But shortly after the Cubs won Game 7 on Wednesday, President Obama took to Twitter to congratulate the team—and to let them know that he’d like to have the Cubs visit the White House before he leaves office in January.

He insisted the Cubs visit before his term in office expires. 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama invited the World Series champions Chicago Cubs to the White House before he leaves office at the beginning of the year. Obama is a Chicago resident and fan of the city's other baseball team, the White Sox, who play on the city's "south side."

Sorry, president-elect Donald Trump, but your good friends the Ricketts apparently won’t be bringing the Chicago Cubs for a visit. SAD!

As is custom, the Cubs earned a trip to the White House to meet the president, whomever he or she might be, with their historic World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians in the fall. But with President Barack Obama’s term soon coming to a close and Trump’s about to begin, there was a real question as to which president the Cubs would visit.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (left) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (right) hold the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. © Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (left) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (right) hold the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park.

Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan and former Illinois senator, sent a tweet in the early hours of Nov. 3 inviting the Cubs to his White House, and it appears that’s where they’ll be Monday.

The Monday visit to the White House also has been confirmed by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, via a team source.

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