Phillies Visit Obama

The Phillies made their visit to the White House today before their game against the Nationals. They were scheduled to meet President Barack Obama last month but after the unfortunate death of Harry Kalas, they had to cancel.

They presented the president with a #44 jersey with the gold trim from Opening Night, signifying him being the 44th president of the United States and a signed ball. Reading Obama’s lips, he asked Jimmy Rollins if he could have the World Series ring as well.

Raul Ibanez, Jack Taschner, Chan Ho Park, and Miguel Cairo were not invited because they were not a part of the championship team.

The full speech by President Obama can be read at the bottom of this blog post in the Philadelphia Inquirer

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