Padres Editorial: Friars On Base Ranks Their Favorite Baseball Movies Part II

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.John Hiatt discusses #3-Field of Dreams:

One of my favorite baseball movies of all-time is Field of Dreams, you want to know why? Because it’s one of those movies that is not just a baseball movie, but actually has real life in it as well. I know a lot of people including some of my fellow staff members don’t think it’s a “baseball movie”, but if you actually think about it, it is!

I mean think about all of the history that was in the movie. Does anyone remember the Black Sox Scandal? One of the biggest stories in baseball history! If you are a baseball fan, I am sure you do! Well in the movie, the Chicago Black Sox come to the field that farmer Ray Kinsella built. For those of you who haven’t heard of the phrase “If you build it, they will come” It came from the movie Field of Dreams. As for the other situation in the movie that I like, the family is in a tough time financially, and Ray building his field because “The Voice told him too” is crazy! I mean would that happen in real life? Probably not!

If there is one thing about me everybody should know, it’s that I love the history of baseball and this movie has everything from the history of baseball, to real life situations, as I explained earlier, which is why Field of Dreams is one of my favorite baseball movies of all-time. The haters can hate all they want, Field of Dreams is a good baseball movie, even if it isn’t your typical one.