Today Shank Shaughnessy puts his pollster hat on to determine the biggest question plaguing the Red Sox this season: who’s in and who’s out on visiting the White House as part of the 2018 World Series winning team.
“FORT MYERS, Fla. — The world champion Red Sox’ visit to the White House, scheduled for May 9 after the team plays a series in Baltimore, projects to be an awkward affair as we continue to get feedback regarding who plans to go and who plans to skip the event.”
Along with IG big badonkadonk model lovin’ Peter Abraham, Shaughnessy gives us the stats:
Here’s the unfortunate and awkward math: Twelve of the 13 players who have pledged to visit the president are white. Including manager Cora, all 11 of the nos and undecideds are persons of color.
Thinking ahead to how he can approach a 3 game losing streak in May in the most insincere way possible, Shaughnessy asks John Henry handmaiden Sam Kennedy the obvious question:
Does Kennedy have any concern that this could split the famously cohesive team?
No, Shank’s far too above board to come back to this the first time Dustin Pedroia throws the pitching staff under the bus. Wouldn’t be right.
Asked if he believed the Washington trip might be a distraction to the 2019 Red Sox, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said,
They provide this man, airfare, hotel, rental car, and per diems for meals to come up with shit like this.
This is the America we live in today. And in their time of triumph, not even the feel-good Red Sox are spared.
Clearly, Cora has already lost the team over the White House visit. #FireCora