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Friday, Aug 12, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* TGIF.

       

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  1. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:10 am:

    Both can be true.

    In an overall, I only caught bits and parts of the Field of Dreams game, it was a great game and event.

    The White Sox should be one of the teams each and every year.

    There, I said it.


  2. - low level - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:13 am:

    Fire Tony


  3. - So_Ill - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:17 am:

    That Harry Caray CGI was…weird.


  4. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:19 am:

    ===weird===

    I didn’t see the game, but watched the clip this morning. To me, it was very cool. Field of Dreams is basically a ghost story.


  5. - Save Ferris - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:21 am:

    Toes Go In First?


  6. - So_Ill - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:21 am:

    ==I didn’t see the game, but watched the clip this morning. To me, it was very cool. Field of Dreams is basically a ghost story.==

    It looked nothing like him. It looked like an actor, which really confused me because I thought holograms/CGI used old footage of the actual person.


  7. - Pundent - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:23 am:

    I agree about the CGI. You have to think of it in the context of the story. Maybe things will change over time, but unlike the NHL’s winter classic, the Field of Dreams game continues to be a magical part of the season. And you can tell that the players past and present love being apart of the event. How cool was it to see Johnny Bench, Sandberg, Dawson, Williams and others with smiles on their faces like they were back in little league.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:26 am:

    “It’s the place where dreams come true.” – John Kinsella

    The book, and later the film, embraces that they all know, the players are ghosts, even Moonlight Graham, taking on his even younger self, his baseball self.

    It was (I saw it later too) “Disney/CGI” weird, but there’s that embracing of what is could be, at least that’s how I took it.

    The Reds also had the better uniforms, but I’ll likely get a Cubs hat that was worn.


  9. - Back to the Future - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:26 am:

    Watched the game.
    Thinking it will be impossible to ever top the Sox game at the Field of Dreams.
    Agree the Sox should be in every other game.


  10. - Stones - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:32 am:

    Agree 100%. That Harry Caray thing just creeped me out.


  11. - Bruce( no not him) - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:45 am:

    When I saw the Harry thing, I thought it was an actor singing along with a recording of the real thing.
    It was later that I saw it was supposed to be hologram of Harry.
    I’m not sure why they didn’t just use footage of Harry.
    “We’ve got the technology, we can make him better.”


  12. - Amalia - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:49 am:

    Harry Caray CGI is so very Cub/Ricketts.


  13. - Friendly Bob Adams - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 9:53 am:

    The 2021 Field of Dreams game was super fund, but ultimately a disaster for the White Sox. It left them 20 games over 500 and in command of their division. I think it got in their heads a bit, taking the foot of the gas, so to speak.

    In the 158 games since then, they are only 4 games over 500 and floundering. Can’t beat the bad teams they should be beating.

    So yea, fire Tony. But as Johnny Cueto said, someone needs to light a fire under the team. LaRussa says there’s no need for more fire??


  14. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:06 am:

    Should have at least modernized Harry. “Hey, Christopher Morel’s name spelled backwards is Lerom.”


  15. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:14 am:

    The White Sox rank 18th in attendance this year and despite great talent only have a .500 record.

    Why do they deserve to be featured in the Field of Dreams game every year with a national audience other than the fact Frank Thomas is one of the owners of the property?


  16. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:18 am:

    ==Should have at least modernized Harry. “Hey, Christopher Morel’s name spelled backwards is Lerom.”==

    Plus umpteen references to Budweiser throughout the game.


  17. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:19 am:

    ===Why do they deserve to be featured===

    Because Madigan? /s


  18. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:20 am:

    I think the Field of Dreams game each year needs to involve two of the six MLB teams who claim Iowa as their home territory, resulting in their games being blacked out on MLB Extra Innings (in favor of “local” telecasts). Cubs, Sox, Cardinals, Royals, Twins, and Brewers.


  19. - Rabble - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:30 am:

    Since I retired I can TGIF,S,S,M,T,W and T (and exclude the banned special character)


  20. - Joe Bidenopolous - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:31 am:

    The Harry CGI was weird as heck, uncanny valley stuff. I really liked the broadcast though, aside from Smoltz. Bench in the booth was entertaining. I had no idea Joey Votto was so interesting and engaging. And Fergie did a great job in the booth too. I typically disdain FoxSports coverage, but I think that was a job well done (outside of Harry)


  21. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:51 am:

    The Harry hologram was bad. It didn’t look like him AND it didn’t say “Let’s get some runs!” at the end of the song.


  22. - cermak_rd - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:57 am:

    I just discovered cowcam at the IL state fair. And I had no idea the cow spins.


  23. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 10:58 am:

    ===Why do they deserve to be featured in the Field of Dreams game every year===

    Tell me you never saw “Field of Dreams” without telling me…

    Boy, - LP -, your negative stats know no bounds, sports too.


  24. - RNUG - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 11:06 am:

    At the State Fair. Bummer; no teams this year. Us old folks have to walk everywhere. Apparently couldn’t get enough volunteers to o operate the trams.


  25. - Cool Papa Bell - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 12:01 pm:

    Still remember going to Dyersville as a kid with my dad 30 years ago and having a catch.

    The best part of that movie starts with James Earl Jones at Fenway Park. “No what do you want” - “Oh dog and a beer”


  26. - thisjustinagain - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 1:25 pm:

    Don’t forget Harry’s eye for the ladies in the stands with ‘interesting’ comments he’d make. “Look at her…hat”. And if you believe that… :)

    Just glad we got out of the 90+ temps and 70+ humidity for a couple of days; had to spray-paint something and couldn’t do it with those numbers.


  27. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 1:31 pm:

    Not only have I seen Field of Dreams, I have been there and like most baseball fans was familiar with the Shoeless/ Joe Black Sox 1919 World Series game fixing scandal before the movie came out.

    Honestly answer if you were in charge of scheduling the game and trying to maximize interest and revenue would you schedule the White Sox every year given their mediocre attendance both at home and on the road?

    I am a lifelong Cub fan but I understand your sensitivity to any criticism about your beloved White Sox.


  28. - Demoralized - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:10 pm:

    ==but I understand your sensitivity to any criticism about your beloved White Sox==

    Just one more thing in a long line of things you get wrong. LP is a Cubs fan. Can’t even get that right.


  29. - Demoralized - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:10 pm:

    Sorry. OW is a cubs fan


  30. - Skeptic - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 2:55 pm:

    “Plus umpteen references to Budweiser throughout the game.” and “The Pattersons are here from Des Moines, Iowa…And the Smiths are here from Moline, Illinois…there’s a home run… and the Jeffersons from Cedar Rapids, Iowa… “


  31. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:05 pm:

    ==and “The Pattersons are here from Des Moines, Iowa…And the Smiths are here from Moline, Illinois…there’s a home run… and the Jeffersons from Cedar Rapids, Iowa… “==

    And “The Joneses are here from Peoria. Pete Vonachen is from Peoria.”


  32. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:46 pm:

    ===Honestly answer if you were in charge of scheduling the game===

    See: Detroit Lions / Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day

    Anything else?


  33. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:48 pm:

    ===is a cubs fan===

    Yeah, lifelong at that.

    :)

    The Thanksgiving football hosts tradition is the best equivalent

    It’s a White Sox story.


  34. - Rich Miller - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 3:59 pm:

    Sun-Times deputy sports editor…


  35. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:01 pm:

    === Sun-Times deputy sports editor…===

    Oh, - Lucky Pierre -, numbers, amirite?


  36. - Just Sayin - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:10 pm:

    But I wonder how much of the TV audience last year was watching it just for the Yankees, however?

    If it returns in 2024 hopefully we can have Cardinals-Yankees at Dyersville for the 60th anniversary of the ‘64 World Series and the subsequent end of the original Yankee dynasty.


  37. - Amalia - Friday, Aug 12, 22 @ 4:17 pm:

    wonder how many of the viewers last year were tuning in for Tim Anderson?


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