April 1 - World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, visit the White House, where MVP David Oritz takes a ''selfie'' with Obama. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated 2013 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox, at a White House ceremony on Tuesday (April 1). "Obviously, all of the wins were sweet for Red Sox fans, but I think for the nation as a whole, there was something about this particular squad that was special and will go down in history," said Obama. "Not just because they went from worst to first, but because they symbolized the grit and the resilience of one of America's most iconic cities during one of its most difficult moments." Obama credited the team with helping Boston heal after the city's marathon bombing a year ago. World Series MVP and three-time World Series champion, David Oritz, known as "Big Papi," then presented the president with a Red Sox jersey. As they prepared to take a group photo, Oritz managed to take a "selfie" with Obama - to much laughter from the crowd.