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.
Agree 100%. That Harry Caray thing just creeped me out.
- 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.”
- 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??
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.
Since I retired I can TGIF,S,S,M,T,W and T (and exclude the banned special character)
- 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)
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.
“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… “