"It's pretty special," said second baseman Dustin Pedroia. "That's the goal every year -- to go to the White House the next season. It's going to be fun to take it all in. It's an exciting time."
After their visit to the White House, the team will stop at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to spend time with veterans who have been injured in the war.
"Experiencing that back in spring training of '08, it's a powerful moment, or a powerful amount of time that you spend there," Farrell said. "You see the sacrifice that so many have made. You see the work that not only technology but the human spirit can bring back. It's moving, I'll tell you that, given the hardships and challenges individual soldiers overcome."