White Sox to Visit White House

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The Chicago White Sox are heading to the White House.

A group of about 35 including players, team officials and family members, will tour the White House on Monday. But it isn't certain if they'll get to meet President Barack Obama.

Obama often dons a well-worn White Sox cap and the team has embraced Obama as "First Fan."

The White Sox are 7-5 and in a three-way tie for first place in the AL Central. They face the Orioles at Camden Yards on Tuesday night.

Obama was invited to the White Sox opener and general manager Ken Williams attended the inauguration ceremonies.

White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert tells The Associated Press that the group will get a private guided tour in the afternoon, which was set up by Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.

A message left Sunday for a White House spokeswoman wasn't immediately returned.