“Field Of Dreams” To Remain Standing [VIDEO]
I have to admit I’m not big on “fantasy” movies. The one exception to my rule has always been “Field of Dreams”, the Kevin Costner film about baseball, dreams realized and father-son relationships. That’s why I was happy to hear that the Dyersville, Iowa baseball field that served as the backdrop in the movie would be kept, according to ESPN, as is. The property which also includes a 2-bedroom house, 6 outbuildings and 193 acres of mostly cornfields was recently sold for $5.4 million.The new owners, Mike and Denise Stillman of Go the Distance Baseball LLC say they will preserve and maintain the integrity of the site.
Go the Distance plans to offer tournaments for teams of players ages 18 and younger, professional-style training and skills competitions.
“We understand the impact that demographics, market trends and the economy will have on baseball and those who love the game in the next decade,” Denise Stillman said. “… We are thrilled to continue the ‘Field of Dreams’ legacy.”
Here is the famous scene with James Earl Jones. It still moves me to tears.
Someday I would like to go to this field of dreams and if not see, perhaps feel, the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson out in that cornfield.