Boston Red Sox

Obama Welcomes World Series Champions Boston Red Sox To The White House...WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01:  Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (L) poses for a "selfie" with U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a selfie with US President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House to honour the 2013 World Series Champions 

Japan's PM Abe smiles as he wears a jersey of Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks on at Abe's office in Tokyo...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) smiles as he wears a jersey of Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally  looks on at Abe's office in Tokyo January 21, 2014. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave a Red Sox jersey to Abe.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts on a jersey of the Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks, on at Mr Abe’s office. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave the jersey to Mr Abe.