Dodd plans to give Red Sox tickets to some lucky supporters.
(CNN) – Baseball’s American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians entered the realm of presidential politics Wednesday when presidential hopeful and Red Sox fan Chris Dodd announced a contest for tickets to Game 6 of the series at Boston’s Fenway Park.
“There’s nothing more American than baseball, and it doesn’t get much better than sitting at Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox in the playoffs,” Dodd said in a statement released by his campaign. “It’s been a long three years since the Sox won the World Series in 2004, but the team is on the winning path once again. My campaign is about getting results, and I’m confident the Red Sox are as well. But they can’t do it alone, nor can I, so I am hoping for some help by my side when I cheer them to victory.”
The campaign said that if the Red Sox win the series before Game 6, the winning entrant would attend Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. If the Indians get the best of the Red Sox, the campaign said the winning entrant would get to spend the day on the campaign trail with Dodd in either Iowa or New Hampshire.
The Red Sox advanced to the ALCS after sweeping the Los Angeles Angels 3–0 in the opening series of the playoffs. The Indians beat Boston’s arch-rival, New York Yankees, 3 – 1 in their opening round.
Boston and Cleveland last met in the postseason during the Truman Administration. The Indians won a one-game American League playoff against the Red Sox in 1948 by the score of 8-3, and went on to defeat the Boston Braves in the World Series.
– CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford