Obama Invites World Series Champion Cubs to White House

Nov 3, 2016

Chicago Cubs Win the 2016 World Series
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President Barack Obama has invited the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to visit him at the White House. The team will have to make travel arrangements quickly, though, because Obama leaves office in mid-January.

The president tweeted the invitation, shortly after the Cubs won their first championship since 1908.  "It happened: (at)Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?"

The Cubs aren't Obama's preferred baseball team; his loyalties lie with the White Sox.  Obama rooted for the Cubs because he's from Chicago and the White Sox didn't make it to the championship.