President Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox to White House

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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.

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 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 Barack Obama, shakes hands with Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Outfielder Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama, shakes hands with Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Outfielder Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket is at right
President Barack Obama, shakes hands with Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Outfielder Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background is pitcher Koji Uehara, upper right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background is pitcher Koji Uehara, upper right
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background is pitcher Koji Uehara, upper right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara, second from left and Junichi Tazawa, third from left, arrive for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014,where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara, second from left and Junichi Tazawa, third from left, arrive for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014,where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara, second from left and Junichi Tazawa, third from left, arrive for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014,where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket, smiles during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is at left, and Chairman Tom Werner is at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket, smiles during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is at left, and Chairman Tom Werner is at right
Boston Red Sox Jonny Gomes, sporting an American flag jacket, smiles during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where President Barack Obama honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is at left, and Chairman Tom Werner is at right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, laughs, after taking a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, laughs, after taking a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. From left are, principal owner John W. Henry, Executive Vice President - General Manager Ben Cherington, pitchers Junichi Tazawa, Ortiz, the president, and pitcher Koji Uehara. Top left is infielder Xander Bogaerts. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, during a ceremony where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. From left are, principal owner John W. Henry, Executive Vice President - General Manager Ben Cherington, pitchers Junichi Tazawa, Ortiz, the president, and pitcher Koji Uehara. Top left is infielder Xander Bogaerts. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, honoring the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, honoring the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama give the thumbs up as he greets people 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. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama give the thumbs up as he greets people 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
President Barack Obama give the thumbs up as he greets people 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. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) greets former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (L) (D-ME) during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) greets former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (L) (D-ME) during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Boston Red Sox player Jonny Gomes departs a ceremony with U.S. President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Boston Red Sox player Jonny Gomes departs a ceremony with U.S. President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Red Sox at White House
Red Sox at White House
Red Sox at White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (L) poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (L) poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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