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White House misspells Red Sox as ‘Red Socks’ for team’s Trump visit

Steven Adams
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The Boston Red Sox celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won the game 5-1 to win the series 4 games to 1.

A misspelling Thursday is irking some baseball fans.

The Boston Red Sox were due for a visit with President Donald Trump at 3:45 in the afternoon but the White House misspelled the team’s name as “Red Socks” on the schedule.

“President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House,” read the schedule of events to be streamed live Thursday.

A link from that schedule web page pointed to a White House YouTube page where the spelling error was repeated.

The mistake has been corrected.

In case you’re wondering why the team spells their name as they do.

The 2018 World Series championship team received the traditional presidential invitation but some team members have declined.

The Boston Globe reported that Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the trip wouldn’t feel right given what he considers the Trump administration’s poor treatment of his native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Other players skipping the honor are Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, David Price, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers, Christian Vazquez and Hector Velazquez, according to The Boston Globe.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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