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MLB’s ‘Field of Dreams’ game in Iowa postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus

If you build it, they won’t come.

Major League Baseball’s “Field of Dreams” game, which was to be played on August 13 in Dyersville, Iowa, has been postponed until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a source familiar with the planning.

The game was scheduled to take place at the site where the iconic 1989 baseball movie was filmed. The source said it was thought to be best to not ask teams to take any additional steps, like extra travel, outside of their normal routines under these extraordinary circumstances.

Originally, the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees were scheduled to play in the game. However, when the 2020 season was condensed from 162 games to 60 games because of the pandemic, the St. Louis Cardinals replaced the Yankees.

The game, which would have been the first MLB game in Iowa, was to be played in a temporary stadium at the Dyersville farm site.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 03, 2020 at 10:57 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 03, 2020 at 11:31 PM (#5967813)
"Hey, Dad? Wanna catch the virus?"
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: August 03, 2020 at 11:55 PM (#5967815)
do Cokes cross thread lines?

"If you build it, they won’t come."

7. Howie Menckel Posted: August 03, 2020 at 05:43 PM (#5967734)
if you build it, maybe they WON'T come:

Bob Nightengale
@BNightengale
MLB: Field of Dreams game featuring Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals pushed back to 2021
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 04, 2020 at 12:24 AM (#5967819)
Apparently the ghost players have decided to opt out and will remain in the cornfield.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2020 at 03:08 AM (#5967824)
Apparently the ghost players

Zombie runners every inning.
   5. Rally Posted: August 04, 2020 at 09:42 AM (#5967841)
Gio Urshela was lost for the season today. On the first pitch of the game he attempted to field a routine ground ball when he was spiked by the ghost of Ty Cobb, who started the game on second base.

Thanks Manfred.
   6. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 04, 2020 at 02:16 PM (#5967875)
"Ease his pain...with hydroxychloroquine."
   7. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 05, 2020 at 03:29 PM (#5968027)
Actually, it'll be the first regular-season MLB game in Iowa since June 14, 1875, when the Mutual Club of New York defeated the Western Club of Keokuk, 1-0, in front of 500 people in Perry Park in Keokuk...if we're counting the National Association as a major league.

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