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Red Sox show off World Series trophy to Capitol Hill

11/13/2007 - MLB Boston Red Sox

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Red Sox took their World Series
trophy on a field trip Tuesday to the nation's capital.

Red Sox officials were in the Capitol, showing off their prize
to members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

"We hope to make this an annual affair," Sen. Edward Kennedy
joked.

Kennedy and Rep. Edward Markey joined a large crowd of
congressional staffers and other Red Sox fans who lined up in a
House hearing room to pose for photographs with the trophy. Many in
the crowd wore Red Sox hats and shirts.

"A lot of things go on in this city, but this is really one of
the highlights," Kennedy said.

Kennedy said he had been a Red Sox fan since he was 6 years old,
when his grandfather took him to his first game.

Boston swept the Colorado Rockies to win the championship. In
2004, theRed Sox swept St. Louis to break their 86-year World
Series drought.

Kennedy and Markey said they plan to send copies of a Senate
resolution honoring Boston's victory to each player on the team.

Meanwhile, Colorado's delegation to the U.S. House has
introduced a measure to honor the Rockies for getting to
the World Series.

"Regardless of what happened in the World Series, the Rockies
had a remarkable winning season and a remarkable streak," Rep.
Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Tuesday.