The Los Angeles Dodgers, the defending World Series champions, are scheduled to visit President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts shared the news Thursday, making Los Angeles the first sports team to visit 1600 Pennsylvania since Donald Trump’s term ended.

According to Yahoo Sports, “the four World Series teams under Trump – the 2016 Chicago Cubs, 2017 Houston Astros, 2018 Boston Red Sox and 2019 Washington Nationals – have surrendered to some extent, while no champion in the NBA, the league Trump loved to castigate, made the trip.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to the failure of teams to visit the White House in the last year of the Trump administration. MLB.com reports that due to current coronavirus protocols, “the Dodgers’ roving team inside the White House will be limited to around 50 people.”

As for Roberts, he is delighted to meet Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first Vice President of minorities in our country’s history.

“I would love to meet her,” Roberts said last week, according to MLB.com. “But it’s an honor, something that every champion has that opportunity – or most champions who win world championships have the opportunity, so it’s something I’ve always dreamed of.”

The Dodgers are in Washington to visit the Nationals for a four-game series over the weekend of July 4. The Dodgers won the rain-cut opening game Thursday, 6-2.

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