Field of Dreams game was a fun reminder of my youth
I have to admit I’m not a huge baseball fan now.
I’m not sure why.
Maybe it was the steroids, maybe the game doesn’t move fast enough, maybe it’s the lack of championships by my Cleveland Indians, I really don’t know.
But I jumped at the chance to check out the Field of Dreams game Saturday night at Huntington Park in Columbus.
The game featured Tim Wisecup, a Hilliard resident who won a national contest for a chance to field a team against a group of baseball legends featuring Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs and Ozzie Smith just to name a few.
I had to admit, it was pretty cool to watch the legends play again.
Some of the guys looked really good.
I really believe Henderson can still play now and Thomas played huge with two home runs.
As a Indians fan, it was great to see Dennis Eckersley give up back-to-back home runs to local Central Ohio guys.
I’m not ready to embrace baseball again, but for one night, it was good to be a fan.
Click here for a video from the evening.
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Posted on May 14, 2012, in Sports and tagged Akron Aeros, American Red Cross blood drive, Chris Pugh, Cleveland Indians, Columbus, Columbus Blue Jackets, Field of Dreams, Huntington Park, Jacket Backers, Loek Van Mil, View From The Pugh. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.