For Pete's Sake

San Francisco Giants’ visit to the White House includes ex-Royals Nori Aoki, Justin Maxwell

President Barack Obama welcomeedHall of Fame baseball players, front row, from left, Monte Irvin and Willie Mays during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington onThursday, June 4, 2015, where the president honored the 2014 World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
President Barack Obama welcomeedHall of Fame baseball players, front row, from left, Monte Irvin and Willie Mays during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington onThursday, June 4, 2015, where the president honored the 2014 World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants visited the White House on Wednesday, and yes, this is still a sore subject for Royals fans after last year’s World Series loss.

But did you see who was at the White House with the Giants today?

Take a look at this photo that the Giants tweeted when a couple of its legendary players were acknowledged:

Yeah, that’s Nori Aoki and Justin Maxwell in the group shot.

That’s kind of weird, right? After all, Nori Aoki started game seven of the World Series last year.

“At first, I wondered if Nori and I should even go,” Maxwell told the San Francisco Chronicle, “but all the guys said, ‘No, you’ve got to come. It’s an experience you want to have.’”

Here’s another look at the former Royals:

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