The Phillies visited Barack Obama and the White House Friday afternoon. Originally scheduled to visit in April, the Phillies postponed due to the passing of broadcaster Harry Kalas.
Jimmy Rollins, who campaigned for Obama, presented the 44th president with a #44 jersey and a baseball. Obama asked for a World Series ring too, but Rollins politely declined.
“What an unbelievable run it was, full of come from behind wins. This is an underdog team that loved to prove their prognosticators wrong. We share something in common because no one thought I was going to win either,” Obama said.