The Pawtucket Red Sox got political at their game Saturday afternoon at McCoy Stadium as part of their first ever "PawSox Primary" ahead of Tuesday's Presidential Primaries.
Originally, the event encouraged fans to sit in designated sections depending on their political affiliations, but negative feedback from the community forced the team to scale back the event.
“The Pawtucket Red Sox have received feedback from fans on this Saturday’s PawSox Primary, and while we’ve heard that people may find the footrace featuring the presidential candidates’ characters amusing, we’ve heard understandable sentiments to keep politics out of the stands," said a team representative. "That’s good feedback, so we will do away with specific seating sections dedicated to various campaigns. We hope everyone can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed afternoon at the ballpark.”
The PawSox still did go forth with their plans for a footrace between individuals wearing giant foam heads as proxy for the actual candidates. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and John Kasich raced along the warning track from left to right field. On the other end, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders raced from right to left, and both groups crossed paths behind home plate -- with a little tussle occurring in the exchange.
Big Nazo Laboratories of Providence, Rhode Island, provided the giant heads.
See pictures of the race and its results below.
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