The Phillies will get one last chance to bask in the afterglow of their World Series victory on Tuesday, when the team makes the traditional visit to the White House.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance, as will Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The team's entire traveling party, including players, spouses, executives, broadcasters and other personnel, are invited to make the trip.
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who visited the White House in 1991 after his Babe Ruth team won the World Series, was an ardent supporter of Obama during his run for presidency and was in attendance at the inauguration in January.
The Phillies, who play the Nationals in Washington's home opener on Monday, will be off on Tuesday. They will resume the series on Wednesday. *