If you build it, he will come.
Given the fact the sports and movies are two of my favorite things, nothing makes me happier than when the two come together. That’s exactly what happened today with the announcement that the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox would be playing a regular season game in 2020 at the ballpark made famous in the 1989 Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams. Well… kind of, anyway.
The dimensions of the ballpark in the movie are much too small for a major league baseball game (though they can’t be much worse than Yankee Stadium), so MLB is constructing an 8,000-seat stadium that overlooks the one from the film. The wall in right field will have windows to view the cornfield and fans attending the game will walk down paths through the cornfield to reach the stadium.
As much as I would have loved for them to just use the corn as the “wall” for the outfield, I understand the problems that come with that and this whole thing is still a neat idea. Field of Dreams also turns 30 years old this year, so the timing couldn’t be much better.
If this idea is up your alley, tune your TV to Fox on August 13, 2020 at 7pm to check it out.