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Red Sox to wear American flag jackets to White House

Curt Schilling (center) and Jason Varitek had a less colorful gift for President George W. Bush in 2005. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

The Boston Red Sox will celebrate their World Series victory with a visit to the White House on Tuesday and, well, let’s just say it could be a loud trip.

Very loud.

Thanks (if that’s the right word) to Jonny Gomes, each member of the team has a stars-and-stripes sport coat to wear for the occasion.

It might be a risky move by the Red Sox to actually wear these to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, given that some may deem them inappropriate. Of course, the jackets aren’t actually made of flags. That is prohibited by the U.S. Flag Code, which states that the flag shall not be worn as “an article of personal adornment, a design of items of temporary use and item of clothing.”

And, yes, they have one for the president, too.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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