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Thursday, September 12, 2019

How the Field of Dreams MLB dream came true

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — The news broke on social media midway through the morning of Aug. 8.

Seconds later, the phone at the Field of Dreams farmhouse started ringing. News may travel fast in a small town of just 5,000 people, but not as quickly as it can travel across the world on Twitter and Facebook.

One call tuned into two. Two calls turned into four. Four calls turned into eight.

“It literally did not stop ringing from the time of the announcement until the end of the day,” said Roman Weinberg, the site’s operations manager. “When I left at night, it was still ringing.”

“If you build it, he will come see a chance to make a quick buck.”

 

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 11:43 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: field of dreams, neutral site games, stadiums

Sunday, August 18, 2019

LEADING OFF: Cubs-Pirates in Williamsport, CC faces Indians

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

LITTLE BIG LEAGUE

Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts since his last loss on June 22. Mitch Keller (1-1, 7.94) will make his second start for Pittsburgh since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. The 23-year-old rookie picked up his first major league win in four starts Monday against the Angels.

For those of us who get a kick out of neutral-site games.

 

QLE Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: llws, neutral site games

Thursday, May 30, 2019

APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham’s Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.

St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press.

Chicago will be at Philadelphia from June 8-10, then has a pair of off days. The Cubs will be off June 15 and then start a homestand at Wrigley Field against the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.

“I’ve had experience traveling over there and the time difference is pretty dramatic, especially when you go that way,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. “When you come back, you’re always able to catch up, when you’re going back in time as opposed to forward in time. I don’t even know what to expect in something like that. You know your head’s going to be swimming a little bit, you’ve got that brain fog, you just do.”

My advance apology to all Londoners for subjecting you to the Cardinals, much less as a home team….

 

QLE Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:23 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, cubs, london, neutral site games

 

 

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