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Old 10-30-2011, 04:55 PM
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Default Chicago area couple buy ‘Field of Dreams’ site

http://www.suntimes.com/8506610-417/...eams-site.html
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:48 PM
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Believe it or not, I think this guy is one of our own. I just PM'ed him to see if he'd post to give us some info.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:04 PM
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Believe it or not, I think this guy is one of our own. I just PM'ed him to see if he'd post to give us some info.
You mean it's not you, Mr. Stillman?
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:50 PM
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Believe it or not, I think this guy is one of our own. I just PM'ed him to see if he'd post to give us some info.
Yes I am. I wanted your name but it was taken My current name? My son's nickname and number. It's going to be cool and I welcome WSI's advice. One thing I can guarantee, we will not forget Shoeless Joe and our White Sox!
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:59 PM
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Yes I am. I wanted your name but it was taken My current name? My son's nickname and number. It's going to be cool and I welcome WSI's advice. One thing I can guarantee, we will not forget Shoeless Joe and our White Sox!
Congratulations! This is great news for that site. I remember reading that the property had been held by two different owners and there had been some past contention about maintaining the ballfield. Glad you're on the case.

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:34 PM
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Congrats to you and your family and best wishes in the project. I think when the complex is ready to open if you'll contact the Sox they may be able to have a few former players attend.

If you'd rather, contact me and I'll bring it to the attention of the folks I know in the front office. I think this is something that they'd be happy to participate in.

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:43 PM
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Yes I am. I wanted your name but it was taken My current name? My son's nickname and number. It's going to be cool and I welcome WSI's advice. One thing I can guarantee, we will not forget Shoeless Joe and our White Sox!
I have been there twice and really enjoyed visiting it. The first time was before there was "peace" between the two owners, so there were two souvenir shops and restrictions on what part of the field you could use their equipment on. The second time, the dispute had been resolved. I really love how peaceful the whole scene is. Also, is there a way to let people who visit Galena, Illinois know they're not too far from the farm? That should draw more visitors. U.S. 20 goes from Galena to Dyersville....
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:59 PM
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Yes I am. I wanted your name but it was taken My current name? My son's nickname and number. It's going to be cool and I welcome WSI's advice. One thing I can guarantee, we will not forget Shoeless Joe and our White Sox!
Wow, how cool! Congratulations!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:56 AM
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Wow...Congratulations on your purchase, Hollywood13! I thought your plans for the area on the ballpark complex were very interesting. My son and I made our trip to the Field of Dreams on the way home from a USSSA tournament in Kansas City a few years back. It was such a neat experience for him to get to actually play on the field. The addition of such a complex should bring a ton of visitors to the Field. Best of luck, and hope you keep us posted!
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:14 AM
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i was there last year and it was one of the best experiences of my life. i definitely plan on going back. i was running around like a child and my girlfriend was a saint putting up with me and my requests for pictures in every inch of the place. i agree that there should be some advertising in Galena. That's where we went on our mini vacation and hit up the field because it was close.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default Investors Cash In on Field of Dreams...

Okay that's a cynical title, but the property where the movie was shot has been sold and they gonna build a baseball/softball complex on the site.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4028260.story
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:09 PM
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Very cool, but I honestly hope it doesn't lose the appeal and serene-ness of the setting. That's part of the appeal - it's just a ballfield out in the middle of nowhere in a corn field.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:33 PM
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Very cool, but I honestly hope it doesn't lose the appeal and serene-ness of the setting. That's part of the appeal - it's just a ballfield out in the middle of nowhere in a corn field.
You're not the only one with that question: Link. However, it sounds like this place is very near and dear to the Stillman's heart and they will do their best to preserve it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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Congrats on your purchase. I'm very happy to see that the land is in the hands of a Sox fan who will ensure that the field remains a place where those who love baseball can continue to visit.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:02 PM
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Here is a question for all of my fellow WSI members: What would you like added to Field Of Dreams?
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