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 SandersHarry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' The exhaustion of Democrats' anti-Trump delusions Warren offers plan to repeal 1994 crime law authored by Biden 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 TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems 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."