SF Giants head to the White House

FILE-- San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff hugs with Buster Posey, left, after winning the World Series in Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 3-1 to capture the series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

July 25, 2011 3:09:36 PM PDT
The San Francisco Giants will take their World Series championship celebration to the White House. This marks perhaps the biggest honor yet for the Giants since they won their first world championship last fall since moving to San Francisco in 1958.

Today's salute from President Obama is taking place a few months later than originally planned. The team was supposed to meet the president when they played in Washington DC, in April, but the president was busy finalizing plans for a strike on Osama bin Laden.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee got a judge's approval to skip-out on jury duty so he could be with the team when they meet the president this afternoon. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Lee was summoned as a potential juror last Thursday, but the judge excused him almost immediately because of his trip. Lee is scheduled to return to San Francisco tomorrow to sign the city's new budget.