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Brewers catcher Lucroy to attend State of the Union address

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is making an unexpected road trip to Washington. It has nothing to do with playing the Nationals.

It's not often that a ballplayer gets to attend a State of the Union address to Congress as the guest of a U.S. senator.

So the All-Star accepted an invitation from the office of Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin to watch President Barack Obama's speech next week as recognition for Lucroy's charitable work.

Lucroy calls it a huge honor. He is especially involved in charities for military veterans, which he says became particularly important to him after his best friend from college was shot while serving in Afghanistan.

Lucroy finished fourth in the voting last season for the NL Most Valuable Player award.

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