The second Major League Baseball Field of Dreams Game will take place on Thursday night in Dyersville, Iowa, featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.
The film “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, and the late Ray Liotta, is a landmark examination of baseball nostalgia; this game is a living tribute to that film.
Though viewers may disagree on the film’s overall quality, there’s no denying it’s a baseball classic (it was also an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture).
A strange whispering voice convinces Costner’s farmer character to carve a baseball diamond out of his corn field, despite the risks and costs involved.
Lost people from Costner’s character’s past and the spirits of long-dead baseball stars will pay a visit to that field. Anyway, I won’t provide any more plot details.
However, a field built nearby for last year’s inaugural FoD Game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox did a great job of capturing the spirit of the movie field, which is now a popular tourist attraction in Iowa, despite not having the proper dimensions for a big league game.
Believe it or not, there was a lot of corn. However, it appears that construction will prohibit MLB from holding a game in Iowa next year.
How to Watch The Field of Dreams Game
Time: Thursday, August 11 at 7:15 p.m. Eastern Time | Location: Dyersville, Iowa
Fox Channel | FuboTV Live Stream (try for free)
Chicago Cubs (-105), Cincinnati Reds (-115), Over/Under: 9 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
1. The Reds and Cubs Will be Wearing Throwback Uniforms
The two competing teams will be dressed suitably, as the film Field of Dreams takes inspiration from the Deadball Era of almost a century ago. They’ll reportedly have a nice appearance, according to this. Chicago Cubs are up first.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 8, 2022
This is a hybrid approach that fits together really nicely. You can tell the 1929 World Series champion Cubs season by the jersey and slacks, and the 1914 season by the hat.
You could say that the Reds’ batting helmet is an early favorite for “greatest thing going” when it comes to the outfits of the 2022 FoD game, given the outfit was prominent throughout the 1914–20 era.
Joey Votto and Lan Happ Will Both be Wearing Microphones
Thursday night’s game will naturally feature mic’d-up exchanges between players in the dugout and on the field. Joey Votto,
the Reds’ first baseman, and Ian Happ, the Cubs’ outfielder, are the game’s lucky/cursed players. At some time throughout the game, they will be using the two-way radio. Votto may be a good fit for this because of his charisma and sense of humor.
Third, The Stadium Itself Will Serve as The Main Attraction
Like previous year, this year’s biggest talking point will be the FoD baseball stadium that was built especially for the event.
Despite the fact that the movie’s field isn’t playable in the MLB, the current field manages to recreate the same spirit with touches like a manual scoreboard and 159 acres of 10-foot corn stalks surrounding the field.
The seven-foot-tall green chain link fence with fine mesh adds to the illusion that they are actually playing in the middle of an Iowa cornfield.
Fourth, It Will be Challenging to Outdo The 2017 Release
Unlike this year’s format, the first FoD game featured playoff hopefuls and finalists. Shortstop Tim Anderson of the White Sox also delivered a spectacular performance in the White Sox’s season finale versus the Yankees.
MLB also claims that last year’s game “produced over six million viewers and represented the most-watched single regular season baseball game on any network since 1998.”
The stakes are obviously lower now that both the Reds and Cubs are towards the bottom of the National League Central and are essentially vying for a draught position in 2023.
Still, the stadium and the aesthetics are what make an FoD game, and they’ll be in top condition once again. If you are interested in all of these types of posts so you can visit TheActiveNews.Com.