The Yankees got to take a trip yesterday that everyone in baseball hopes to make one day. They got to visit the White House and President Barack Obama, who honored their 27th World Series championship. Beat writer Erik Boland brings you the colorful details of that visit as well as one several team members made to wounded war veterans in Washington's Walter Reed Hospital. If you haven't already read Boland's previous blog, be sure to read to the end of his story for President Obama's delightful punch line.
In his remarks to the team, President Obama surprised Mark Texeira by singling him out for his charity work honoring a deceased friend and helping others obtain a college education. Boland reports on Texeira's reaction and his spirit of giving.
Finally, ex-Yankees manager Joe Torre is in town with the Dodgers. Reporter Arthur Staple had a chance to catch up with him to ask for his reaction to his former team's visit to the White House yesterday. Ever gracious, Torre praised the players he once coached, including Hideki Matsui, now of the Angels, and said he's looking forward to the Yankees visiting Dodger Stadium this season.