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President Barack Obama is given a Boston Red Sox jersey from Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, to honor the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitcher Junichi Tazawa, second row left, manger John Farrell, Koji Uehara, second row right

President Barack Obama is given a Boston Red Sox jersey from Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, to honor the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitcher Junichi Tazawa, second row left, manger John Farrell, Koji Uehara, second row right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox to White House

Yahoo Sports

President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Red Sox to the White House on Tuesday, praising their triumph on the field last fall while hailing them as a symbol of their city's determined response to the bombing at last year's Boston Marathon.