WASHINGTON (AP) A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit.
President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and longtime Royals fan.
It's been more than three decades since the team won the World Series and came to the White House.
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Earnest grinned from ear to ear Thursday in anticipation.
He donned a pair of Royals socks for the occasion. For weeks, he's been taking sips of water from a Royals mug during his daily briefings.
Several Royals players interrupted Thursday's briefing to give Earnest a team jersey with his name and the number ''15'' across the back. They also gave him an upgraded mug and an autographed World Series baseball.