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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

 

 

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