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 SandersGabbard moves to New Hampshire ahead of primary Sanders to join youth climate strikers in Iowa Saagar Enjeti unpacks why Kamala Harris's campaign didn't work 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 TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report 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."