Wednesday In Sports. It's All About The City of Boston.

 As Washington sports teams continue their losing ways (Wizards lose their season opener 102-113 to Detroit), here's a bit of sports news to take your mind off Washington sports dysfunction.

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney opened today's White House press briefing on a jovial note (perhaps to take the heat off questions), wearing a Boston Red Sox cap.

Press Secretary Jay Carney rocks a Boston Red Sox cap during Thursday's White House press briefing. Photo CD Brown.
Boston won the World Series last evening, defeating the Cardinals, 6-1.

"I was raised around here [DC] without a baseball team", said Carney who admitted he gravitated towards Boston in the absence of baseball in DC.  

With the team winning the World Series, (and the Nationals having fans wondering if they ever will) Carney gave his take on who he prefers.

"If I have to decide between the Red Sox and the Nationals I'll have to make that decision when the time comes."

In other Boston news, former NBA star Bill Russell will see himself immortalized in Boston at City Hall with a statue that will be unveiled November 1st, 2013.

President Obama was afforded a sneak peak at the statue saying "You will just have to wait to see it."

Fans of the Celtics, and Mr. William Felton "Bill" Russell will do just that.

The president honored Bill Russell with a Medal of Freedom award where he imagined the star having his own statue one day.

Russell joined poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou, Congressman John Lewis, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma and others in the 2011 class of honorees.  See our story, and photos here.

Stay tuned for the 2013 class of Medal of Freedom honorees set to include Oprah Winfrey and others.