- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on July 21.

The White House announced the visit Thursday, continuing the tradition of presidents meeting sports teams that win championships.

The White House also released a video featuring White House press secretary Josh Earnest, a Kansas City native. The video shows Earnest wearing a Royals cap and using a team mug as he fills a jug with water.

“We’re getting ready for you Salvy,” Earnest says, in a nod to Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who douses teammates with Gatorade or water after winning home games.

The trip will be the organization’s first trip to the White House since the 1985 World Series champions met President Ronald Reagan.


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