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President Obama extends congratulations to Farrell

President Obama extends congratulations to Farrell

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BOSTON -- President Barack Obama was in Boston to speak on healthcare reform before the decisive Game 6 of the World Series last Wednesday. On Monday, he called manager John Farrell.

"I'm sure customary to past winners during his administration, he called to congratulate," Farrell said. "And 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] and say hello."

Boston opens the season in Baltimore on March 31.

President Obama noted the great job that Farrell did in his first year managing the team, remarked on the incredible pitching performance by closer Koji Uehara and extended his congratulations to David Ortiz on being named the World Series MVP, according to a team press release.

The Red Sox were also invited to the White House, as they were the year following their World Series titles in 2004 and '07.

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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