Cubs Going on 'Voluntary' White House Trip to Visit President Donald Trump

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27:  Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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In the middle of their series with the Washington Nationals, the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will take a trip to the White House for a visit with President Donald Trump. 

Per FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, the trip is "voluntary for players" and "about half" of the current Cubs roster is expected to attend the White House on Wednesday. 

The Cubs had their official White House celebration with former president Barack Obama on Jan. 16, four days before Trump's inauguration. 

“I think the president just knew that we all were going to be here going to baseball games and thought it would be fun to come up and have an unofficial visit with the team," Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts told Lynn Sweet and Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times about the team's second trip. 

Sweet and Wittenmyer also noted a poll of 22 current Cubs players revealed 12 will take part in Wednesday's visit with Trump and 10 declined the invite.