Baseball! You might not have any interest in sports at all but please, bear with me and let you tell you something. If I say, "build it and they will come", do you know that quote? It is from a great movie starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta, Jim Earl Jones and ...wait for it... BURT LANCASTER! It is the 1989 film, "Field of Dreams". If you have not seen it, what are you waiting for? Now, this same phrase "Build it and and they will come" is also being used for a very special event. Tomorrow, on Sunday evening (July 3rd) in the USA at 8PM Eastern time on ESPN, there will be a regular season game played at a military installation, Ft. Bragg in North Carolina! Yes, you read that correctly! This is really an extraordinary thing! The game will be between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. What a great way to celebrate Independence Day and to honor the military! Both teams will also play games on July 4th (the Braves in Philadelphia against the Phillies and Miami to New York against the Mets) but I can just imagine how honored they must feel to be the teams chosen to play this special game in front of the nation's heroes at Fort Bragg. (After this game the field will be converted to a softball field and will be used for the military and their families.)
Thank you, my friends from other countries for reading this post even if you know nothing of baseball! It is a beautiful game, Just ask my Dad if you don't believe me, he is the expert!
You all know "Field of Dreams", don't you? If not, you know I have a clip for you! Ah, that Kevin...here he is in all his 1980's glory! Love you, Kev! Hey, guess what, I have his autograph and besides his name, he wrote, "See you at the movies". Isn't that wonderful? What a sweetie! And hey, I loved him in his Robin Hood movie, didn't you? No attempt at an English accent, you gotta love it!