The defending Warriors took advantage of their road trip to Washington, D.C., to play the Nationals, and today (27) made a special visit to the White House to be received by President Joe Biden, who also gave the president a Warriors' No. 46 jersey as a souvenir.
The Warriors' road to the World Series championship was full of surprises as they beat the Astros by 4 wins and 2 losses in 2021. Last year's regular-season National League East title with 88 wins was the worst record of any team participating in the postseason, including the wild card. 88 wins in the American League wouldn't even get them into the wild card, but they eventually made it all the way to the finals and won the title.
Biden said the Warriors as a team have been an important part of American history for more than 150 years. He also paid tribute to the late Warriors legend Hank Aaron, "This team was defined by Hank Aaron's courage. Biden said it was very significant that Hank Aaron broke racism to shine in the big leagues.
In addition, the Warriors beat the Phillies in an extended game yesterday (26), and Biden joked to Jill Biden, the first lady who grew up in Pennsylvania, that "like every Philadelphia fan, she believes she knows more about sports than anyone else. He also said he couldn't be too nice to the Warriors or his wife would be angry.
The Warriors are still competitive this year, and after today's 8-0 win over the Nationals, they are now 96-58 in the NL East, just one game behind the Mets, and still have a chance to win the division and defend their title in the playoffs. Terry McGuirk, chairman of the Warriors' ballclub, also called out that he hopes to be back in the White House soon.