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Thursday, July 25, 2013

S.F. Giants Go To Washington

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 2:09 PM

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The San Francisco Giants are packing up for a trip to the White House for the second time in three years, where President Barack Obama will pat them on the back for their 2012 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Obama, who you might recall was cheering for the Tigers, will also honor the team for their efforts in giving back to the community through various endeavors, including the "It Gets Better" video which rocked the LGBT community's world.

The event is scheduled to take place on Monday at 2:05 p.m. Eastern time. It'll will be streamed live on the White House's website for all of you to enjoy later that day.

In 2011, when the Giants were last escorted into the East Room of the White House to celebrate their 2010 World Series win, President Obama made a few quips about Tim Lincecum's pitching style and prowess. He also made the seemingly obligatory statement about fearing Brian Wilson's famous beard.

Obama also paid homage to Willie Mays, who will be one of the many "special guests" at Monday's ceremony. Still no official word yet on which dignitaries will be joining the team that day.

Afterward, the Giants will get ready for their three-game road series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

 


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