(Host) Although they disagree on many of the key issues facing the state of Vermont, Republican governor Jim Douglas and his Democratic opponent Peter Clavelle do agree on one important point: they’re excited by the historic comeback of the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series over the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox became the first team in baseball history to come back from three games down to win the best of seven game series.
Douglas says he’s a big Red Sox fan and that he’s trying to follow the playoffs as closely as he can with his hectic campaign schedule:
(Douglas) “Unlikely heroes like Johnny Damon, who had a very unsuccessful series until the last game; Mark Bellhorn winning Game 6 with his home run; Schilling pitching with a bad ankle; Lowe who’s had an up and down year, being really a shinning star in the final game. It’s an exciting year, I think we can go all the way!”
(Host) Clavelle says he’s also a big Red Sox fan and he’s pleased about the turn of events this week:
(Clavelle) “I’ve been following the series, absolutely. I was listening to it on the radio driving home from Bennington. I’m real excited by the series and the Red Sox have shown great stamina and character.”
(Host) The 2004 World Series will open in Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday.