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Old 08-08-2019, 11:31 AM
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This is really a cool idea. I visited Field of Dreams back in 1995, which I call, l it was the greatest one day adventure I ever had. We had just purchased our camper out at Woodhaven Lakes near Mendota IL and one weekend in My wife had planned a day trip for us to drive up to Galena from there.

We started off one early Saturday morning on our journey first stopping off in tiny Fulton IL, and visiting a property of a gentleman who recreated the tiny town of Fulton circa 1800s on his land. He built a town complete with homes and shops, (general stores, newspaper, saloons, post offic, barber etc) and even had a covered bridge on his land. We finished our Fulton tour and had a picnic lunch on the banks of the Mississippi River.

From Fulton we then headed on to Galena for a visit of the home of Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. After touring the Grant home and some antique shops along the main drag (where I saw a team picture of the 1917 or 1919 White Sox for sale) we headed across the Mississippi River in to Dubuque Iowa to visit and explore some caves my wife wanted to see. The caves were really neat and it was really cool (literally) down there and saw some pretty amazing things.

We were just about to call it a day when my wife said you know Field of Dreams is less than an hour from here? So we just decided then and there to Go the Distance. Talk about in the middle of nowhere, and my wife navigated just using an Atlas map....no GPS in those days! We found it and toured the field and stands, I even got a chance to throw some BP pitches to my wife and daughter. It was a pretty cool experience.

After Field of Dreams we started to head home to the camper, and we got back somewhere around 11:00 pm and we were pretty exhausted. But I told my wife that was the most fun and adventurous day I ever had. We made a lot of stops, saw some really cool places and to end it with the Field of Dreams tour was the cherry on top of the sundae.
On your way there in the camper, did you happen to pick up a kid with a glove and bat who was hitchhiking his way to a baseball game?
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:43 AM
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On your way there in the camper, did you happen to pick up a kid with a glove and bat who was hitchhiking his way to a baseball game?
LOL Good one DumpJerry.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:16 PM
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A part of me doubts many tickets will be made available to the public. Front offices, sponsors, network executives, etc will all want (and get) tickets. 8,000 tickets isn't a whole lot and if any land on the secondary market, they're gonna be super expensive.

Still, this is way cool and great for the organization.
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:21 PM
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Here I am pitching BP to my daughter at Field of Dreams in 1995. Shes 7 years in the photo. Shes 31 now and has a daughter of her own. Man time flies, this seems like it was only a couple Summers ago!
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:47 PM
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It should be an interleague game with the Reds, by the way. That would exorcise the team featured in the movie.

Are the Reds on the White Sox schedule next year? If so, it would seem natural, especially with the Reds' foundational history.

As it is, it looks like the White Sox are losing a home date with the Yankees. Maybe not or maybe they're being compensated, but there are usually a few posts a year from fans complaining about how MLB schedules the Yankees road games against the White Sox.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:15 PM
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Are the Reds on the White Sox schedule next year? If so, it would seem natural, especially with the Reds' foundational history.

As it is, it looks like the White Sox are losing a home date with the Yankees. Maybe not or maybe they're being compensated, but there are usually a few posts a year from fans complaining about how MLB schedules the Yankees road games against the White Sox.
Yes, this is a White Sox home game. I'm sure the Sox are being compensated, if not in actual cash from MLB (although that's probably likely too) then by all the extra publicity/merch sales they're going to get.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:31 PM
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I understand the game will be on Fox.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:53 AM
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Would Sox season ticketholders get tickets to this game? I wonder how tickets would be handled. I'd like to go.
Not a chance in hell. With 8000 seats, they will be filled with Hollywood types and "connected" people.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:25 AM
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Not a chance in hell. With 8000 seats, they will be filled with Hollywood types and "connected" people.
Agreed. This will be a TV-only event for regular fans, save for a lucky few. I bet they'll put 2-4k on sale.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:49 AM
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Not a chance in hell. With 8000 seats, they will be filled with Hollywood types and "connected" people.
Not sure how many Hollywood types and connected people are dying to (or even willing to) spend a Thursday night in August in Dyersville, Iowa. For that matter, I doubt even half of the Sox season ticket holders would be interested in making the drive and back. I suspect there will be more tickets available than you think.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:35 AM
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Not sure how many Hollywood types and connected people are dying to (or even willing to) spend a Thursday night in August in Dyersville, Iowa. For that matter, I doubt even half of the Sox season ticket holders would be interested in making the drive and back. I suspect there will be more tickets available than you think.
It's about a 4.5 hours drive one-way. I'm sure many will overnight in Galena. Otherwise you're looking at 9 hours of driving with a three hour game, probably longer because it's the Yankees (see: West, Joe whine about Yankee/Red Sox games taking too long).
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:00 AM
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It's about a 4.5 hours drive one-way. I'm sure many will overnight in Galena. Otherwise you're looking at 9 hours of driving with a three hour game, probably longer because it's the Yankees (see: West, Joe whine about Yankee/Red Sox games taking too long).
Sorry for the hijack, while I hate to agree with Joe West on anything, he was absolutely right when he was bitching about how long it takes the Yankees and Red Sox to play.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:32 AM
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Not sure how many Hollywood types and connected people are dying to (or even willing to) spend a Thursday night in August in Dyersville, Iowa. For that matter, I doubt even half of the Sox season ticket holders would be interested in making the drive and back. I suspect there will be more tickets available than you think.
Dyersville is actually equidistant between Chicago and Minneapolis. Some Yankees fans might fly into MSP, though there are better sites along the way from Chicago.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:40 AM
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Dyersville is actually equidistant between Chicago and Minneapolis. Some Yankees fans might fly into MSP, though there are better sites along the way from Chicago.
You can fly into Dubuque from any of the airports around NY city and it's only a 30 minute drive.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:27 AM
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Not sure how many Hollywood types and connected people are dying to (or even willing to) spend a Thursday night in August in Dyersville, Iowa. For that matter, I doubt even half of the Sox season ticket holders would be interested in making the drive and back. I suspect there will be more tickets available than you think.
Its the New York Yankees. They could draw 8,000 on the moon.
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