After capturing the World Series titles, the Kansas City Royals finally found time to make the customary champions’ visit to the White House.
The team shook hands with President Barack Obama and took plenty of pictures.
The visit started with the White House press briefing this morning. White House press secretary Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Mo., native and fervent Royals fan. Ned Yost, Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer surprised him with a personalized jersey at the briefing.
Quite a thrill (& surprise) to welcome @SalvadorPerez15, @TheRealHos35 & Ned Yost to today's briefing! #ForeverRoyalhttps://t.co/lfpIwK4T6Z
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) July 21, 2016
Then, President Obama entered the room to give his speech. You can watch the full speech in the tweet below.
Watch @POTUS welcome the World Series Champion Kansas City @Royals to the White House. https://t.co/KR4qz0lSt4
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 21, 2016
The Royals’ 44 jersey was presented to Obama after his short speech.
The Royals gifted President Obama a jersey during their championship visit to the White House. pic.twitter.com/WCRJY6REgI
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) July 21, 2016
Fox Sports TV personality (and sometimes Royals Tickets For Less blogger) Joel Goldberg tweeted a few photos from the White House.
Couple more including Senator Dole. pic.twitter.com/FROyqAcWbb
— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) July 21, 2016
Eric Hosmer shared this pose on Instagram.
Salvador Perez was another active Royals player on social media during the visit.
Thanks to everybody at the @WhiteHouse for welcoming my teammates and I. It was an honor to meet @POTUS pic.twitter.com/sQ1ipqtWSZ
— Salvador Perez (@SalvadorPerez15) July 21, 2016
Closer Kelvin Herrera shared a cool moment on his Twitter page.
I'm just a kid from Tenares, Dominican Republic ?? #POTUS pic.twitter.com/UAdPeSfLMq
— Kelvin Herrera (@KelvinHerrera40) July 21, 2016
Royals legend Frank White poked some fun at President Obama with this tweet. President Obama is a Chicago White Sox fan.
.@BarackObama like you in a @Royals jersey. Might be time to trade in your @whitesox jersey ? pic.twitter.com/zil32aMmad
— Frank White (@Frank20White) July 21, 2016
What was your favorite moment from the Royals’ White House visit?
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