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Red Sox White House visit: Watch champs meet Donald Trump (live stream)

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Red Sox White House visit: Watch champs meet Donald Trump (live stream)

The 2018 Boston Red Sox are headed to the White House to celebrate their World Series title.

Well, some of them.

The Red Sox are scheduled to meet Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Thursday afternoon, continuing the tradition of championship teams visiting the current president.

But their manager, Alex Cora, won't attend, citing Trump's handling of post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Cora's native Puerto Rico. Several other minority players also won't make the trip -- Mookie Betts, David Price, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Sandy Leon, Christian Vazquez and Hector Velazquez -- prompting some to question if there's a racial divide in Boston's clubhouse.

Cora shot down that notion Wednesday, but plenty of eyes still will be on the attendees Thursday at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The festivities are set to begin at 3:45 p.m. ET. You can watch via the link below or the live stream in the MyTeams app.

When: Thursday, May 9, 3:45 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Boston
Mobile: MyTeams App

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White House website misspells 'Red Sox' on official schedule

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White House website misspells 'Red Sox' on official schedule

Covfefe. Hamberders. Smocking Gun. Kentuky Derby.

Everybody makes typos, and President Trump's Twitter account has had some notable ones, but he's not the only one in the White House who makes spelling errors.

With the Red Sox making their much-publicized trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue later today, the official schedule for White House events listed... a different team.

The mistake has since been fixed, but mistakes on the Internet live forever.

The Red Sox will visit the White House Thursday afternoon at 3:45pm and you can watch their appearance on NBC Sports Boston and the MyTeams App.

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Alex Cora delivers rebuke to those who believe Red Sox clubhouse is divided over White House visit

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Alex Cora delivers rebuke to those who believe Red Sox clubhouse is divided over White House visit

Alex Cora sounds like he's had enough after a week of think pieces using his team to symbolize the various breakdowns in American society.

After the 2-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, but before the team's Thursday visit to the White House, Cora let reporters know how much it has bothered him to hear his clubhouse described as divided.

With the White House trip being made almost exclusively by white players and the list of those skipping limited to players of color (as well as Cora himself), the manager clearly didn't appreciate the implication that the team was fractured. 

So, he sounded defiant when he spoke to reporters after his team pulled back to .500 for the first time since the second game of the season.

"Amazing. Amazing," he said. "You know, like this was very gratifying today. There's been a lot of talk about what's going on tomorrow, the clubhouse being divided, race, politics, whatever. Those kids went out there and they played their heart out. We know who we are in the clubhouse. We know a lot of people doubt that. But like last year, we cancel the noise, we show up every day, and we play. I was watching the game, and I was like, 'You know what, yeah.' It was cool. For everybody that's talking about us, the situation, crushing us throughout the week, well, they played extra innings. They didn't give in."

The game was saved twice, first by Jackie Bradley Jr. with a jaw-dropping leap over the center field fence to rob Trey Mancini of a walk-off homer in the 11th, and then by Heath Hembree, who struck out the side in the 12th.

Bradley is one of the players who won't be visiting the White House. Hembree is an outspoken supporter of President Trump, a fact clearly not lost on Cora.

"You see them in the clubhouse, they're celebrating Heath because of the first save, they're celebrating Jackie, and now, we go," Cora said. "There's a group that's going home, and there's a group going to the White House. And on Friday, we get back – get back to playing baseball."

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