The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to spend at least part of their July 4 weekend at the White House, visiting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday to celebrate their 2020 World Series title.
Biden met with the team in private before the group met in the Palm Room of the White House. Biden and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw took turns speaking on the podium.
“I think we could be doing this again by the end of the year,” Biden said, praising how the list was built.
Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, admitted he was nervous before speaking.
“Last season was special for us, but it was also challenging for our country,” Kershaw said, alluding to the COVID-19 pandemic that reduced the 2020 regular season to 60 games. “Our hope is that we were able to bring some joy, comfort and relief to our fans who were going through difficult times.”
The team then presented Biden and Harris with Dodgers jerseys. Biden’s jersey had a No. 46 as the 46th president, while Harris had a No. 49 as the 49th vice president.
The Dodgers are in the middle of a four-game road series against the Washington Nationals. They won the opener 6-2 in a rain-shortened five-inning game on Thursday.
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