Foul Ball: White House Misspells Boston Baseball Team As ‘Red Socks’

31 AUG 2014:     Gabe Speier of the Red Sox during the Gulf Coast League Championship game #2 between the GCL Yankees 1 and the GCL Red Sox at the Jet Blue Park - Fenway South Complex in Ft. Myers, Florida.
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The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump would meet with “The Boston Red Socks” to celebrate the team’s 2018 World Series victory.

CBS Boston noticed the typo on the White House’s website just hours before the famous baseball team was scheduled to meet with Trump.

The spelling has now been corrected.

The spelling error isn’t the only bit of controversy around the team’s visit to the White House. Red Sox manager Alex Cora won’t be attending the ceremony with the rest of his team due to Trump’s poor response to the hurricane crisis in Cora’s native Puerto Rico.

“It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at,” Cora told the Associated Press. “I’d rather not go and be consistent with everything.”

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