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Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:40 AM

Field of Dreams game was more than unbelievable. It was perfect.

It was a great night for baseball.

DYERSVILLE, Ia. — Let’s get this out of the way right now.

Thursday night’s Field of Dreams game was a showcase, an extravaganza, a happening. You can't even dream this stuff up, how magical this night was. The center of the sports universe, at least for one day, was smack dab in the middle of an Iowa cornfield way up here in northeast Iowa.

Put plainly, baseball's grand showing at the "Field of Dreams" movie site was our state’s greatest sports event ever.

Yes, I said it.

Ever.
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more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/baseball/2021/08/13/field-of-dreams-new-york-yankees-chicago-white-sox-perfection-kevin-costner-mlb-dyersville-iowa/5565683001/

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Reply Field of Dreams game was more than unbelievable. It was perfect. (Original post)
SharonClark Aug 13 OP
malaise Aug 13 #1
luvs2sing Aug 13 #2
a kennedy Aug 13 #18
luvs2sing Aug 13 #20
a kennedy Aug 13 #23
Under The Radar Aug 13 #3
CanonRay Aug 13 #4
Ilsa Aug 13 #5
Dave in VA Aug 13 #6
Roland99 Aug 13 #11
Dave in VA Aug 13 #12
Roland99 Aug 13 #16
luvs2sing Aug 13 #22
Ilsa Aug 13 #30
luvs2sing Aug 13 #31
hamsterjill Aug 13 #7
SergeStorms Aug 13 #8
bahboo Aug 13 #13
SergeStorms Aug 13 #26
rurallib Aug 13 #9
pamela Aug 13 #10
world wide wally Aug 13 #14
ProfessorGAC Aug 13 #15
SallyHemmings Aug 13 #17
dameatball Aug 13 #19
gratuitous Aug 13 #21
unweird Aug 13 #25
Martin Eden Aug 13 #24
Traildogbob Aug 13 #27
Sibelius Fan Aug 13 #28
brooklynite Aug 13 #29

Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:42 AM

1. It was really good

and I guess it was one more birthday present for Obama.

The only live game I ever watched was at Yankee stadium.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:47 AM

2. I sobbed.

The intro, the players coming out of the cornfield. All of it. I wasn’t even a baseball fan yet when that movie came out, and it was and still is pure magic.

If only Burt Lancaster were still around to see it..

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:01 PM

18. I thought James Earl Jones WAS the movie, JMHO. 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:09 PM

20. It was Burt for me.

But James Earl Jones was a very close second. I think the magic of that movie was in the casting. Each actor was perfect and believable. If even one had been different, it would not have been as good.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:17 PM

23. Yup, exactly.....

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:53 AM

3. Good job Iowa

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:57 AM

4. The ball flying into the cornfield was just magical

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 10:57 AM

5. Field of Dreams is a movie that can make a grown man sob until

his Corn Flakes are mush.

Superb opening with the players coming out of the cornfield. The game was incredible, ending with a walk-off HR.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 11:01 AM

6. Yes it did

and still does every time I see it.

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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:41 PM

11. What I'd give for one more catch with my dad....

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:44 PM

12. Now I'm ready to cry again.

My dad was our little league coach. Great memories for sure.

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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:53 PM

16. Oh wow.

Gonna have to have a little catch with my son this evening now

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:11 PM

22. Grown women, too.

I spent many evenings playing catch with my dad, sometimes with a baseball, sometimes with a football. Not having brothers has precious perks.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #22)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:21 PM

30. Oh yes, I cried, too, but

watching men cry over a movie seems to be a rare event.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #30)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 07:43 PM

31. Not at my house!

Hubster cries at toilet paper commercials, I swear. It does not take much to turn on his waterworks.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 11:07 AM

7. Just watched the video of Costner coming out, and then the players.

Made me so sentimental. Tears were flowing.

It was indeed perfect.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 11:08 AM

8. I wouldn't watch it.

"Field of Dreams" or not, it was on Fox. For some reason Fox isn't available on my Cable TV programming list.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:48 PM

13. you missed a great game...

and Fox isn't Fox News....

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Response to bahboo (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:25 PM

26. All the money goes into....

Rupert Murdoch's wallet. He uses profits from sports and entertainment to pay Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham etc.

I don't contribute to right-wing death merchants, even in the name of "entertainment".

But that's just me.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

9. Would have been nice to see a mask or two in the stands

But I forget Governor "Killer" Kim Reynolds don't like masks

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:39 PM

10. I've been to the Field of Dreams site. It is magical.

I've been watching that opening segment over and over. Just perfect.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:49 PM

14. A perfect ending

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 12:52 PM

15. I Like The Movie Line Reference

Terry Mann says "Unbelievable" when he sees Jackson talk with Archie.
Ray replies "It's more than that. It's perfect!"
That is a huge scene in the movie for me.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:01 PM

17. I loved it!

I am a baseball and Kevin Costner fan.

It was a wonderful diversion from the fact our country is on fire on so many ways.


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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:08 PM

19. My Dad was my Little League coach and I was my son's Little League coach. So yeah, it was a

poignant but fun game to watch. With all of the statistics, analytics and hype of modern major league baseball, it was so refreshing to experience the simple purity of the game in that environment. Loved that scoreboard too.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:11 PM

21. Any game where the Yankees lose has a lot going for it

Did you know that many Major League mascot names are actually shortened versions of longer names? It's true! "Mets" is short for "Metropolitans." The Cincinnati Reds were originally the "Redlegs." And Yankees is short for Yankeessuck.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:21 PM

25. Now that's funny

Thanks for the chuckle.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:21 PM

24. Being a White Sox fan, I have agree

My heart sunk when Hendricks gave up 4 runs in 9th ...

... and soared when Anderson hit the walk-off

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:25 PM

27. It was amazing

Beautifully done. I don’t watch baseball that much, but this was so well done. Hated not a mask in the stands, but I was safe in my house. That’s on them. But the game, the imagery, guests broadcasters were all perfect. Great Job MLB. Most definitely gonna go watch the movie again.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 01:37 PM

28. Except for we Yankees fans.

Unbelievable comeback in the top of the 9th, but a huge uh-oh went up for me when we did not get that second out on the ground ball to third that was clearly foul. That led to the walk, which led to the winning run coming to the plate which led to…shit. I’m convinced that had the Yankees got that second out that they would have won.

Still, a great game. We did pretty well for a team missing half its top players.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 02:17 PM

29. And today we'll be back to REAL baseball...

Rock music on the sound system, annoying trivia games between innings, $20 hotdogs….the way Abner Doubleday meant it to be.

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