On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs And Cincinnati Reds They will meet in Dyersville, Iowa for the second Major League Baseball Field of Dreams game. The game is a living homage to the popular 1989 film.Field of dreams” It stars Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and the late Ray Liotta in part an exploration of baseball nostalgia.

While opinions differ on how effective the film is, there is no disputing that the film is one of the most talked about and popular baseball movies (it was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture). The film centers on Costner’s farmer character’s decision to carve his cornfield into a baseball diamond – at great personal risk and expense – all because a mysterious whispering voice tells him:

That field is visited by the ghosts of baseball players long gone and lost in the lives of Costner’s character. But enough spoilers.

The size of the field — now a popular tourist destination in Iowa — is not large enough to accommodate a major-league game, but a nearby field was built in between the foddy game that started last year. New York Yankees And Chicago White Sox It definitely captured the essence of things. Folks, that was a lot of corn.

Now let’s set the stage for the second Field of Dreams game by downloading the important things to know.

How to watch the Field of Dreams game

where: Dyersville, Iowa | WhenThursday, August 11 at 7:15 pm ET
TV channel: fox | Live Streaming: fuboTV (try it for free)
Odds: TBD

Now a few things to know about the 2022 edition.

1. The Reds and Cubs wear throwback uniforms

The two rival teams dress appropriately, as the movie “Field of Dreams” draws heavily from the ghost ball era of a century ago. He says that they look very beautiful here. First, the cubes:

And:

This is a little mashup that works really well. The jersey and pants are from the Cubs’ winning campaign in 1929, and the hat is from 1914.

Now for the reds:

That collection featured prominently in the 1914-20 period, and you can count the red batting helmet as the early favorite for “the best thing” when it comes to 2022 football uniforms.

While the game is underway, MLB is busy holding mic-ups with players. The lucky/unlucky players for this game will be Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Cubs outfielder Ian Happ. At some point during the game, they will shake the two-way microphone. Given Votto’s engaging presence and sense of humor, he might be perfect for this sort of thing.

3. The ball field will be the star

Just like last year, the specially designed Foddy Ballpark will be the story of the night. As noted above, the film field is not suitable for an MLB contest, but the same content used is for grace notes such as a manual scoreboard and 10-foot corn stalks surrounding the 159 acres. Adding to the ambiance is the fine mesh that makes it look like a seven-foot-tall green chain-link fence, yes, you’re playing in the middle of an Iowa cornfield.

Also, each team will have a throw marker etched into the corn beyond the right field wall. Estimate:

4. It will be difficult to top last year’s edition

The first FOD game was different from this year’s model, which involved competing teams and eventual playoffs. Also, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson delivered one of the season’s most memorable shutout performances against the Yankees.

Also, MLB announced that last year’s game “delivered nearly six million viewers and marked the single most-watched regular season baseball game on any network since 1998.”

With the Reds and Cubs both near the bottom of the National League Central standings and competing for a draft spot at most in 2023, the stakes are obviously much lower. That said, the location and visuals are the real stars of the FoD game, and those will once again be in top form.



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