Saturday, March 05, 2005

Is This Heaven?

I ran across Field of Dreams on AMC the other day, and just realized how great a movie it actually was. As I always say, there are two people in the world: people that like Field of Dreams and people that don’t have a soul. This got me pumped up for spring training. The Red Sox swept a split-squad doubleheader yesterday, no-hitting Northeastern and beating Boston College easily. They also took out the Twins 4-3 on Friday Night. Just to remind everyone of the long-lasting effect Field of Dreams will have on baseball forever, here are some dynamic quotes relating to spring training…

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America is ruled by it like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”

And with baseball comes spring training, another constant through the years. From the Red Sox beginning their journey to repeat in 1904, meeting in the cold, crisp valleys of a North Carolina background town, until now in 2005, where the defending champs meet in Fort Myers to begin another long season. Baseball, guys, baseball.

“There is something out there, Ray, and if I have the courage to go through with this, what a story it will make.”

The Sox have something out there, all they need to do is grasp it. They have the chance to make a story nobody will ever forget. A team breaking an 86-year old curse, then going back to back??? That’s quite an accomplishment and a story everyone in Red Sox Nation wouldn’t mind sharing.

“Go the distance!”


“Son, if I'd only gotten to be a doctor for five minutes, then that would have been a tragedy.”

If I’d never been able to listen, attend or enjoy one inning of baseball, now that would have been a tragedy. If I’d never been able to listen to one monotone of the Rem Dawg and Orsillo call another game at the Pahk for NESN, now that would have been a tragedy.

If I’d never been able to see the movie Field of Dreams, now that would have been a tragedy.


At 4:40 PM, Anonymous cdinprov said...

you think the movie is good, try reading the book. its an easy read, titled Shoeless Joe, by W.P. Kinsella. i especially like the oldest living chicago cub. read it!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Zach said...

thanks for commenting, actually i have read that book. it was a long time ago, but it was really great.

usually when big hollywood producers try to turn a book into a movie, it sucks. but the movie is unbelievable, by far my favorite sports movie.


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