President Barack Obama welcomed the Boston Red Sox at the White House to celebrate their World Series title. After slugger David Ortiz presented a Red Sox jersey to Obama, the pair took a selfie.
The Red Sox met President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, and slugger David Ortiz managed to get a selfie with the president.
Within moments, the photo was retweeted thousands of times.
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 1, 2014
The Red Sox responded to the tweeted selfie by asking if it were the greatest selfie ever.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 1, 2014
The team was in Washington, D.C. to celebrate its World Series win last season. Ortiz presented Obama with a personalized Red Sox jersey, which they're holding in the photo.
Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, told the team that several members of his administration are Red Sox fans and praised the team for its win and for bringing the city of Boston together in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
"Obviously, all the wins were sweet for Red Sox fans, but I think for the nation as a whole, there was something particular about this squad that was special and will go down in history," the president said.
He said the team represented the grit and resilience of one of America's iconic cities during one of its most difficult moments.
If you followed the Red Sox at all last season, then you know the story of the famous Red Sox beards. The president showed that he, too, was aware of the stories.
"I thought I invited the Red Sox here today, but there must be a mistake because I don't recognize all these clean-shaven guys," the president said.