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Red Sox will postpone their trip to the White House until May

Team president Sam Kennedy said last week the Sox were uncomfortable with the idea of a celebration at the White House while so many government employees were out of work or working without pay.

Mookie Betts celebrates with the World Series trophy after his team's 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2018 World Series.

The Red Sox will postpone their visit to the White House because of the government shutdown, two major league sources told the Globe Friday. The trip is now expected to be in May.

The World Series champions were scheduled to visit Washington Feb. 15, just before the start of spring training. But the lingering shutdown, now five weeks long, changed their plans, given the logistics.

Team president Sam Kennedy said last week the Sox were uncomfortable with the idea of a celebration at the White House while so many government employees were out of work or working without pay.

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