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Sanders campaign to host softball game against press at Iowa's Field of Dreams

Sanders campaign to host softball game against press at Iowa's Field of Dreams
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE (I-Vt.) will host a softball game between members of his campaign team and the media later this month at Iowa's historic Field of Dreams, the Democratic presidential hopeful's campaign announced Wednesday.

Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir announced the Aug. 19 event in a press release, framing the the game as a way to counteract President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE's rhetoric against members of the media.

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“At a time when members of the media are demonized by the president, we hope to show goodwill and sportsmanship on the Field of Dreams,” Shakir said, adding, “But be advised, we're playing to win.”

The event will be held at the baseball field constructed in Dyersville, Iowa, for the 1989 classic "Field of Dreams," starring Kevin Costner. It was nominated for three Academy Awards and was inducted into the Library of Congress in 2017.

Additional details about who might play in the event were not immediately available.

Sanders's campaign said the media team is being put together "by a reporter independent of the campaign." 

The campaign described the independent senator as a "die-hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan and renowned stickball, basketball and track star."