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Buried Bostonians get Red Sox Ttckets for clearing hydrants

Bloomberg

The Boston Red Sox are offering free tickets to fans who help the city deal with its near-record snow.

The Red Sox have teamed up with two local websites to offer a pair of 2015 tickets to anyone who shovels out five fire hydrants. Boston received 90.2 inches (2.29 meters) of snow from Jan. 24 to Monday, which alone qualifies as the third-snowiest season on record.

The deal is a partnership between the Major League Baseball team, Only in Boston and the Boston Calendar. Those seeking the tickets were told to email the locations of the hydrants, along with before and after photos of the shoveling.

The Red Sox provided 100 pairs of tickets for the promotion, team spokeswoman Zineb Curran said in an email.

A hydrant is considered clear when the snow is removed in a three-foot radius, including an open path to the street, according to a post on the Boston Calendar website.