Huffpost Chicago

White Sox Visit White House, Meet Obama (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

Chicago White Sox players, coaches and team personnel toured the White House Monday and met with "First Fan," President Obama.

"He said he hopes that we come back in the fall," general manager Kenny Williams told the Chicago Tribune, a reference to the tradition of the World Series winner being invited to the White House.

Obama greeted each player individually, the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports, while pitcher Octavio Dotel asked for-- and was given-- a hug.

The team was in the area for a series against the Baltimore Orioles beginning Tuesday.

White House Photo/Pete Souza

Around the Web

Organizing for America | Chicago White Sox Fans for Obama

The sports muscle of President-elect Barack Obama - ESPN

Barack Obama: White Sox 'serious' ball: The Swamp

Obama Won't Replace Old White Sox Hat

White Sox pleased by Obama's loyalty | News

Obama win puts White Sox fan in the White House | Tower Ticker

White Sox tour White House, meet Obama - Chicago Breaking News

Obama just wrapped up meeting with White Sox at the White House - Lynn Sweet