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.

INDIANS ADD A BIG MAN – In case you missed it, the Cleveland Indians recently added a “big.”

The team traded for 7 foot 1 inch pitcher Loek Van Mil and assigned him to the Akron Aeros.

You can read more about Van Mil here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Jacket Backers, a fan club of the Columbus Blue Jackets, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 24355 Eakin Road, Columbus.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to register.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s View From The Pugh column features sports news and commentary. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).


Posted on May 14, 2012, in Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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