On Thursday, the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will meet in Dyersville, Iowa, for the second edition of Major League Baseball's Dream Field game. The game is a living tribute to the popular 1989 film "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and the late Ray Liotta, which was in part an exploration of baseball nostalgia.
Although opinions differ on how effective the film was, it is indisputably one of the most talked about and outstanding baseball movies of all time (it was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best movie). The film revolves around farmer Costner's character's decision to carve a baseball diamond in a cornfield, at great personal risk and cost, all because of the voice of a mysterious whisperer. who says:
This field will be visited by the ghosts of veteran baseball players and a lost presence in the life of Costner's character. But enough spoilers.
The dimensions of the film field itself, now a major tourist destination in Iowa, could not play a major league game, but a nearby field installed for last year's FoD opener between the Yankees from New York and the Medias Blancas from Chicago definitely captured the essence of things. Friends, there was a lot of corn..
Now let's set the stage for Field of Dreams 2nd Edition by playing the basics.
How to see Field of Dreams
where: Dyersville, Iowa | when: 7:15 pm ET on Thursday, August 11
television channel: Fox | Live Stream: fuboTV (free trial)
Perspective: puppies -105; red -115; O/U: 9 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
outstanding game | Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Now, some things you should know about the 2022 edition.
1. The Reds and Cubs will use Throwback uniforms
Since Field of Dreams was heavily inspired by the Deadball Era over a century ago, the two opposing teams will be well equipped. Here he says it would look great. First, the puppies:
This kind of mix works very well. The jersey and pants are from the 1929 Cubs Banner campaign and the hat is from the 1914 season.
Now the reds:
This group featured prominently during the period 1914-20, and you can consider the Reds batting helmet as one of the early favorites for 'the best thing to happen' when it comes to the FoD 2022 kit.
MLB tends to hold microphone conversations with players in the dugout and even on the field while the game is in progress, and it's no surprise that was the case Thursday night. The lucky/damaged players in this game are Reds first baseman Joe Votto and Cubs shortstop Ian Hap. They will rock the two-way mic at some point during the match. With Votto's engaging and humorous presence, he could fit right in with this sort of thing.
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3. The stadium will be the star
Like last year, the custom designed FoD football stadium will be the story of the night. As noted earlier, the field in the film is not suitable for an MLB competition, but the field used captures the same essence thanks to grace notes, such as a hand-made scoreboard and 159 acres of corn 10 feet high. stems Adding to the atmosphere is the six-foot-tall green metal fence that makes it look like they're playing in the middle of an Iowa cornfield.
Additionally, each team will have a rebound logo etched into the corn behind the right field wall. consideration:
4. It will be difficult to beat last year's edition
The first FoD game, unlike this year's model, featured contenders and eventual playoffs. Also, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson delivered one of the most memorable closing acts of the season against the Yankees:
In addition, MLB notes that last year's game "attracted nearly six million viewers and was the most-watched single regular season baseball game on any network since 1998."
With both the Reds and Cubs nearing the bottom of the National League Central standings and competing for a 2023 draft spot, the stakes are clearly much lower. However, the environment and visuals are the real stars of FoD, and you'll be back on top.