This is both slightly old news and news that could wait another 11 months. But I’m writing about it now!
Recently, Major League Baseball announced that the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox would play a game in August 2020 at the exact same field where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed.
I think this is such a cool idea! While I haven’t seen the movie in years, it still gives me the feels when I think about it. It’s a double dose of nostalgia for the movie plus the nostalgia integrated into the movie that makes me think the MLB game will be something special.
Apparently there’s no actual baseball field there now, so MLB will have to make one. The article I read about it said the stadium will be temporary, but I think it would be neat if they made something more permanent (if that’s what the owner of the land wants). I’m sure it generates a fair amount of tourism.
I’m also curious if ghost players will be allowed to play. Like, if Babe Ruth actually shows up, will they insert him in the lineup? Hopefully they’ll have rules to accommodate such appearances.
What do you think of the Field of Dreams baseball game idea?