The Astros announced on Wednesday they will visit the White House on March 12 to meet President Donald Trump and be honored for winning the 2017 World Series. Because the Astros don't play the Washington Nationals in the regular season and won't play the Baltimore Orioles until late September, the team will utilize an off-day in the middle of its Grapefruit League schedule to travel up and back to Washington, D.C., in the same day. "It's an honor," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "The only people that get to go are world champions, and we have an opportunity to go. I'm certainly looking forward to it." The Astros, who beat the Dodgers in seven games to win the Fall Classic, will travel to the nation's capital in between Grapefruit League games against the Mets in Port St. Lucie (March 11 and 13).
Astros set for March 12 visit to White House
MLB.com | Feb 7