The Houston Astros have been invited to the White House to be honored by President Donald Trump for winning the World Series.
“The White House has reached out to the Astros and invited the team to come to Washington, D.C.,” said Astros president Reid Ryan in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
“We’re currently looking at options for dates and are focusing on something during spring training right now.”
Normally World Series champions make the trip to the White House when they play the Nationals or Orioles, but the Astros don’t play the Nationals this year and they play in Baltimore at the end of the season.
“The two things you always think about are getting rings and getting an invite to the White House,” Ryan said. “It’s pretty cool.
"It’s an honor that's steeped in tradition. For a lot of our guys this may be the only time they get invited to the White House in their lives. It’s a big honor.
“We’re going to have a really high turnout and people are going to be excited about it.”