“Build it, and they will come.”
It’s a reference from the movie “Field of Dreams”, a film that captivated an entire generation of young baseball fans in the late 80s and early 90s.
It was so successful, and it’s so deep into baseball idiosyncrasy, that the league hosted a “Field of Dreams” Game last year in Dyersville, Iowa, near the fields in which the movie was shot.
The game was a success, and it was a thrilling affair between two postseason contenders: the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.
This time, the league will have the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds play the Field of Dreams Game.
They are two of the most traditional franchises in MLB, and they have both been around for a long, long time.
They will use vintage uniforms, and players will emerge from the cornfields like in the movie.
Everybody Is Ready And Excited About The 2022 MLB Field Of Dreams Game
Players are extremely excited about the game, as Reds star Joey Votto told via Twitter.
Reds reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, who covers the team for The Athletic, posted a picture with a funny reference.
“They built it. I came,” was his message, in reference to the movie.
They built it. I came. pic.twitter.com/afw835dgwy
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) August 11, 2022
He is ready to provide in-game coverage about the game and the pre-game events and activities.
The latter will start at 6 p.m. ET, and the game itself will start at 7:15 p.m. ET, approximately.
Fans hope it will be an exciting game, just like last year.
In this case, there are no postseason implications in the matchup, but it can be quite entertaining nonetheless.
Everything is ready for the 2022 Field of Dreams Game.