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Chicago White Sox: Field of Dreams from an Iowa perspective

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CHICAGO - AUGUST 03: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait wearing a special throwback vintage uniform in preparation for Major League Baseball"u2019s Field of Dream game on August 3, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa on August 12, 2021 in the first Major League game to ever be played in the state of Iowa in a stadium built next to the site where the Field of Dreams movie was filmed. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - AUGUST 03: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait wearing a special throwback vintage uniform in preparation for Major League Baseball"u2019s Field of Dream game on August 3, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa on August 12, 2021 in the first Major League game to ever be played in the state of Iowa in a stadium built next to the site where the Field of Dreams movie was filmed. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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If there is one thing that Iowans seem to love, it’s baseball. While we don’t have a lot of it here in Iowa, the locals still like what we have and are always wanting more. You can be assured that Iowans really liked it when they heard that there was going to be a professional baseball game in their state between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.

The thirst for professional baseball is real in Iowa and this Thursday night will help to quench their thirst at least a little bit. Major League Baseball is holding their first-ever professional game in Iowa this Thursday in the Field of Dreams Game.

The field that they will be playing on is in Dyersville, Iowa. The field is the site where the famous baseball movie, Field of Dreams was filmed. It has become a popular tourist attraction and has been more popular thanks to the coming of this game. The game was supposed to be held last season but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the game did not take place. Now it’s ready to go and become a part of Iowa legend.

The ticketing process for the Field of Dreams game, as it has come to be called, allowed only Iowans to, at first, purchase tickets. You had to be selected in a lottery format to get an opportunity to buy them. There are those people that purchased the tickets and are going to the game while other tickets have landed on the secondary market and are worth thousands of dollars.

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees are going to put on a show.

It’s a popular game and no one would want to miss out on it. It’s going to be one of those spectacles that people say something like “I was there” and “I saw them play”. It’s true that we Iowans love our baseball and we cannot get enough of it. We have fans from all over the Midwest in our state. Teams from Minnesota, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Denver have strong fan representations here in Iowa.

The White Sox holds a special place in the hearts of Iowans thanks to the story presented in the Field of Dreams. It’s fitting that the White Sox will represent many Iowans in the game this Thursday.

This game promises to be an excellent one as the White Sox are just about at full strength while the Yankees are having trouble staying healthy. COVID-19, as well as injury issues, have plagued New York but they are still somewhat resurgent and have been playing well.

The Field of Dreams game is the start of a three-game series between the two teams with the first game in Dyersville, Iowa. The remaining two are a Saturday and Sunday matchup coming up in Chicago.

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