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Field of Dreams… and Big League Chew

August 4, 2022

This week, the summer fun continues with the classic 1980s baseball movie, Field of Dreams

Starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster, Amy Madigan, Gabby Hoffman, and Timothy Busfield, this award-winning film came into theaters in 1989. 

When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying "If you build it, he will come," he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan). Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play.

Megan talks about watching the film in black and white on a trip to California while itching away at chicken pox, and Steve discusses his love of baseball and pretending to use chewing tobacco while chomping on our nostalgic snack for the week, Big League Chew. 

The film was a nostalgic hit with Baby Boomers, as it hearkened back to the 1960s and called them to follow their dreams. Did two Gen-Xers love the film just as much? Listen to find out!

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