The members of the 2009 Yankee team will visit with President Obama today in what has become a tradition with sitting Presidents, welcoming championship teams to the White House. Actually, the team has a whole slate of events scheduled around the Washington, DC area between today and tomorrow. Check out Bryan Hoch's MLB.com article for all the details.
An audience with the President is obviously a great honor. But how many of the Yankees are actually that psyched up about seeing Barack Obama? Baseball players as a group a a pretty conservative bunch. If I were a betting woman I'd say most of them aren't that excited about seeing this particular President and, if they had a choice, wouldn't go. But they don't have a choice. Although the Yankee organization is probably the most conservative one in baseball, even they wouldn't allow a player to exercise his principles and skip the visit. Every member of the 2009 team will be there to shake the President's hand today.
I wish I could be there, too. Try to have fun, guys.