From the Associated Press
(CHICAGO ) The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs are getting ready to visit the White House on Monday, to meet with President Barack Obama.
The Cubs’ quick trip to the White House isn’t as rushed as it might seem. President Barack Obama actually extended the invitation during a congratulatory call to Maddon right after the Cubs clinched. “We had a great conversation,” Maddon said. “He definitely wanted us to come before he left office.”
Asked whether he had any advice for the soon-to-be unemployed president, he quipped, “I’ll just listen.” And Maddon already knows that any useful tips on improving his ballclub aren’t likely to come from the chief executive himself.
“He’s a White Sox fan,” Maddon chuckled. “But Ms. Obama (who grew up in Chicago) is a lifelong fan and so is most of his staff.”
From MLB.com – The Cubs are going to the nation’s capital on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip. “It’s exciting,“ said Jason McLeod, director of scouting and player development, who will accompany the team. “I [feel] giddy to get invited.“
Source: Cubs looking forward to White House event | MLB.com