MLB commissioner says there’ll be a Field of Dreams game in Iowa in 2022
Last night’s Field of Dreams game in Dyersville featured eight home runs, including a final two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that secured the 9-to-8 victory for the Chicago White Sox. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there’ll be a Field of Dreams game again next year, likely in August. “The reception that this event has received has been so positive that we will be back,” Manfred said. “I think it’s pretty clear we’ll be back next year and we’ll have to talk about it after that.” Kevin Costner, star of the iconic 1989 movie that inspired last night’s game, says there’s nothing like tradition.”It does feel like all the teams are going to want to touch this,” Costner said. “There’s going to be hot competition to play here.” On Wednesday, Costner toured the field built on the same property as the baseball diamond originally constructed for the movie. Last night, Costner played a role in opening the Fox Sports national broadcast of the Field of Dreams game. During the news conference before the game, Costner used the word nuanced to describe the field and the entire event.