Former Red Sox Mookie Betts and Joe Kelly visited the White House on Friday to celebrate the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series title.
Kelly decided to make a fashion statement. The relief pitcher shook off a mariachi jacket, as seen in a photo he took with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner.
He bought the jacket on Tuesday. Prior to the Dodgers’ game that day, Kelly met a member of the Los Angeles-based Mariachi Garibaldi band and discussed giving him his Dodgers jersey as a jacket. During their game against the Giants, Kelly – while in the bullpen – found the band member to complete the trade.
Betts, who didn’t make it to the White House when the Red Sox visited in 2019, commemorated his trip in a few Instagram posts Friday.
“THE WHITE HOUSE VISIT!!!! #rings💍 #trophies🏆 and #TheWhite🏠 @dodgers
I want to thank my stylist @courtneydmays to always make sure I’m at the right time,” Betts wrote.
The Dodgers’ visit was the first championship team to visit the White House since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also the first team to visit since Joe Biden became president.
“I think we’ve found that we need sport more than we ever realized,” Biden said of the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series victory over the Rays.
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