Ahead of the Boston Red Sox visit with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C., the White House website misspelled the championship team’s name in an announcement detailing their upcoming visit to the nation’s capital Friday.
“President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House,” the announcement read on the White House’s website on Thursday morning.
According to CBS Boston, the announcement was corrected around 9 a.m., but the gaffe had already made its way around social media.
Ace White House staff work strikes again –> https://t.co/xRm6EOEIdh
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 9, 2019
— Liam Nee (@LiamNee) May 9, 2019
The @WhiteHouse spelled @RedSox as "Red Socks" on its website and @YouTube pages ahead of today's event: "President Trump Welcomes the 2018 World Series Champions The Boston Red Socks to the White House" (it's now fixed). https://t.co/lZAttYHWMS pic.twitter.com/0cwmlanq0D
— Steve Annear (@steveannear) May 9, 2019
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) May 9, 2019
So far, a few members of the team have confirmed they won’t be in attendance for the planned visit.
Team manager Alex Cora said he would not be attending the visit in opposition to the Trump administration’s handling of hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Cora was born in the Puerto Rican city of Caguas.
Mookie Betts, David Price, Rafael Devers, Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez are among the players who have confirmed they will skip the celebration.