Sport As MLB brings 'Field of Dreams' to life: Here's 6 other iconic venues we want to see a game
Didn't get a ticket to the Field of Dreams game? Here's where you can watch it on TV
Here's more information on how to watch Thursday's MLB Field of Dreams game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.Previously, the game was scheduled to take place in 2020. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you build it, not only will they come, they will play – eventually.
In 2019,for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees to play each other in Dyersville, Iowa, the following year. The pandemic obviously postponed the spectacle one year, but the Yankees and White Sox will finally play at the on Thursday.
MLB games rarely take place outside of its own stadiums, but it's become more common in recent years – the Yankees and Red Sox played at England's London Stadium in 2019.
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College basketball contests have been played on aircraft carriers, and hockey rinks are constructed in outdoor stadiums every year; the NHL even aired two games from a golf course in February.
But what if sporting events were played at sites made famous on the big screen? Here's a few ideas:
Boxing at the Colosseum
Commodus may not appear in the emperor's chair to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down like he did in "Gladiator," but this would still be an iconic place for two fighters to face each other in the ring.
It would prove tough to strengthen the infrastructure to seat thousands of people and construct a sturdy ring, all while preserving thousands of years of history. But the spectacle (imagine Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor-level hype) would be worth it.
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Instead of filling in Hernandez’s name, Fox accidentally popped the numbers up with some placeholder text. First Last Name ties up Game 2 for the Red Sox with a home run! pic.twitter.com/1DgtqW8Dfd — Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 9, 2021 Naturally, most viewers noticed such a glaringly obvious graphical error, and there were jokes. this is great, First Last Name was my postseason MVP pick pic.twitter.com/9wm8MUIw8y — keithlaw (@keithlaw) October 9, 2021 To be fair, good ol' "First Last Name" is about how well I know most of the Red Sox since they traded away Mookie pic.twitter.
Additionally, boxing has a history of fights taking place in exotic locations, such as The Rumble in the Jungle and Thrilla in Manila. Recent renovations have allowed for visitors to enter below stage-level. How about some locker rooms now?
Competition on White House lawn
Only every other movie takes place in the White House. Ex-president Donald Trump loves to golf, and while his Mar-a-Lago club is his usual go-to, a putting showdown on the White House lawn between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would be a top draw.
NBA game at Rucker Park
The "NBA Street" video game series for EA Sports was a hit in 2001 because it allowed users to feature their favorite NBA players on one of the country's most beloved outdoor venues. Located in Harlem and known as one of the most tradition-rich courts in the sport's history, Rucker Park hosting an official NBA game would showcase the ideal mix of history and spectacle.
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College hoops in 'Hoosiers' home gym
Only around 800 fans could cram into the gym for a matchup between a pair of top-level programs. The Indiana Hoosiers would almost certainly have to play in the game at what was formerly known as the Knightstown Community Gym, which has kept the same look since the movie’s filming in 1985.
Hockey game at 'Slapshot' arena
The irreverent 1970s flick filmed its hockey scenes at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and also filmed inside the Starr Arena in Hamilton, New York, and the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York, and Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York. A game at any of those locations, all with capacities of less than 10,000, would provide an intimate atmosphere for an NHL contest.
And after the Lake Tahoe games, maybe something in Miracle, Alaska, doesn't seem that far-fetched.
Baseball game at the 'Sandlot'
If you thought there were too many homers during MLB's recent London series, wait until the ball starts jumping out of the "Sandlot" field. Plus, "The Beast" would prohibit any idea of pushing the fences back.
Former first-round pick Andrew Heaney elects free agency
This announcement is largely a formality as it pertains to Heaney, since the free agent-to-be was designated for assignment a few days earlier. This officially concludes a tough 2021 season.This announcement is largely a formality as it pertains to Heaney, since the free agent-to-be was designated for assignment a few days earlier. This officially concludes a tough 2021 season that will almost definitely serve as a coda to his time in pinstripes.
Contributing: Scott Gleeson
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Former Diamondbacks Ildemaro Vargas, Chris Devenski elect free agency .
Vargas received 211 plate appearances while playing in 92 games with Arizona in 2019, hitting .269/.299/.413. He hasn’t matched even that modest production since, posting only a .477 OPS over 137 total PA in 2020-21.Devenski signed a minor-league contract with the D-backs last winter and made it to their big league roster, but delivered only an 8.59 ERA over 7 1/3 relief innings. A tough season got worse due to Tommy John surgery around early June, and Devenski will now be sidelined until at least (in a best-case scenario) the 2022 All-Star break.