The Shoestring Catch

Field of Dreams/ Iowa City
June 14, 2009, 11:34 pm
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"If you build it, they will come"    And we did

"If you build it, they will come" And we did

The greatest thing we did on this trip happened completely by accident.  I was talking to Stephanie on the phone a few days ago and she mentioned that her dad said we should stop by the Field of Dreams movie site on our way across Iowa.  None of us even knew it was a real place, so if he hadn’t casually mentioned it, we would have missed out on the best part of the trip.  Every baseball fan owes it to himself to visit this place– it is as close to baseball hallowed ground as any site in America. The farmhouse, the bleachers, the diamond, they are all there.  We tossed Andrew’s foul ball around the outfield, ran the bases, and took batting practice with a souvenir bat Eric purchased at the gift stand.  Our only complaint was that the corn was only about 18 inches high.  Apparently we’ll have to come back in late July if we want to see it full grown.  I’m seriously considering it.

We stayed at the field until they kicked us off at 6:00 PM, then we headed to Iowa City to meet up with my friend Lauren.  She took us to this Korean-run  Mexican Honky Tonk/ Karaoke Bar… I don’t really have the words to describe this experience; we all had a good time though. Andrew sang Sweet Child of Mine and Eric and I sang Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.  The locals were receptive to our vocal stylings and applauded politely after each number.




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