WASHINGTON: Reigning World Series champions Boston Red Sox visited the White House on Tuesday where they presented US President Barack Obama with a team jersey. “I thought I invited the Red Sox here today, but there must be a mistake because I don’t recognize all these clean-shaven guys,” joked Obama. “Beards or no beards, it is an honor to welcome the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the White House.” He singled out a few members of the Red Sox, including David Ortiz, who presented the jersey to Obama. Ortiz was named most valuable player of the Major League Baseball championship series. Obama also praised the Red Sox for their contributions to helping the city of Boston recover from last April’s Boston Marathon bombings.