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Obama calls to congratulate Farrell

BOSTON -- President Barack Obama called Red Sox manager John Farrell on Monday afternoon to congratulate him on his team’s World Series championship.

“I’m sure customary to past winners during his administration, he called to congratulate [us],” Farrell said. “Hopefully there’s a chance somewhere around Opening Day next year when we open up in Baltimore that we might be able to swing by [the White House] as a group and say hello.”

The Red Sox open next season in Baltimore, which is about an hour’s drive from the White House. They play at Camden Yards on March 31 and April 2 and 3. April 1 is currently an off day.

As a team, the Red Sox have been honored at the White House for their World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.