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McCain & Obama Help Open World Series on FOX

With Election Day just around the corner, presidential candidates (and baseball fans) Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama took time out of their hectic campaign schedules to take an active role in FOX Sports' World Series coverage.

Each candidate recorded inspirational quotes from American icons including Martin Luther King, Jr. and former presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy about the game of baseball as a beacon of hope through some of America's most difficult times. Animators Clay Lipsky & Jason Bognacki of DRM created swirling red, white and blue animation over archival photos and news clippings.

These quotes will be woven into the opening segment of each World Series broadcast. Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas narrates the open for World Series Game 1 between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX.


Writer + Producer: Michael HughesDesign + Animation: Clay Lipsky & Jason Bognacki of DRMAudio: Jim Mitchell