The Field of Dreams game is back on for the 2021 Chicago White Sox season.
If you build it, he will come. Ease his pain. Go the distance. The 2020 MLB was a strange one. COVID-19 shut down the world for a few months and the Chicago White Sox were only given a 60 game season as a result. It was sad to see for a variety of reasons. The biggest reason is that they were really expected to take a major step towards being a contender. The next is the fact that the Field of Dreams game was in jeopardy.
Well, they were given the 60 game season where they did become a contender. The original plan was to change the Field of Dreams game to a game against the St. Louis Cardinals instead of the New York Yankees. It felt wrong but you can understand it in a season where the MLB has lost a lot of money. Well, in the end, they decided to cancel the game outright anyway.
Major League Baseball has now announced on Monday that they are going to do the game the right way. The Chicago White Sox are going to play against the New York Yankees next season on August 12th, 2021 in Dyersville Iowa. That is the way that we should be able to see it. Hopefully, fans are able to be in attendance to some capacity.
The White Sox and Yankees are the two prominent teams in the movie “Field of Dreams”. If you are going to play a Major League Baseball game at the site of the movie, you have to have the two teams that make the most sense playing in the game.
Ray Kinsella, the movie’s main character, was a White Sox fan who brought White Sox legend Shoeless Joe Jackson back from the dead to play baseball. His father, John Kinsella, was a Yankees fan. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that John was also back from the dead to play ball on the field wearing a Yankees jersey.
In addition to the movie plot, it has the making of a great matchup. The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees are two of the best teams in the American League. There is a chance that an amazing pitching matchup like Gerrit Cole vs Lucas Giolito takes center stage with some studly bats like Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton. This is what the fans have wanted and hopefully, they are able to get it this time around.