Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. elaborated on his decision to skip the world champions' traditional visit to the White House in May in a tweet on Friday.
Bradley did it in the form of a riddle and insisted his decision wasn't political.
Bradley's previous White House trips were with College World Series champion South Carolina in 2010 and with the Red Sox champs after the 2013 World Series victory.
The team postponed its visit until May because of the government shutdown. The Red Sox are now scheduled to visit on May 9, an off day for the team after a series in Baltimore.
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The Patriots’ connection to the Trump presidency just won’t die.
First there was the attention paid to Trump’s friendships with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft. Then there was Belichick’s letter to Trump. Then there was FBI director James Comey saying he wanted the Patriots to lose like Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to lose the election. Last month, there was the Patriots’ visit to the White House and the various tweets about attendance.
On Wednesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer brought up the Pats again when asked about Clinton’s comment that she would have won the election if it were held on Oct. 27 -- the day before Comey’s letter to Congress about her email probe -- rather than Nov. 7.
”I’m a Patriots fan and I think if games ended in the third quarter, there would have been a different team here last week,” Spicer said. “But you play a game four quarters and you play an election until election day. So with all due respect to her, that’s not how it works. You don’t get to pick the day the election’s on.”
Those Patriots-Donald Trump connections just won't stop. On Monday, they were part of congressional testimony.
As FBI Director James Comey and National Security Administration chief Adm. Mike Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey was questioned about Russian hacking in the election and its connections to the Trump campaign.
Comey, a New Jersey native and New York Giants fan, in a tongue-in-cheek way, we hope, used his hatred of the Patriots as an analogy of how much the Russians hated Hillary Clinton and how they wanted her opponent, now-President Trump to win the election.
When questioned by Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Arkansas, it was pointed out that despite Comey's "hatred" of the Pats, Crawford wanted to thank the FBI for its help in reportedly solving the mystery of Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys.
When Crawford asked Rogers about the Pats, Rogers pledged his allegiance to the "Chicago Bears, all the way."