Dream come true

There’s about a hundred cliches I could throw out to explain last night’s contest between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox, played at the “Field of Dreams” in Dyersville, Iowa. Most of them are part of Crash Davis’s speech in Kevin Costner’s other baseball movie, Bull Durham.

With its 162-game regular season schedule it’s tough to get up for any one particular regular season baseball game, but this one was worth it. Played before eight thousand fans and a few thousand stalks of corn, the Southsiders topped the Bronx Bombers 9-8, but that wasn’t the story. A classy affair from the start, the end could be described only as dream-like.

Walk-off home run into the cornfield? Are you kidding me?

Shoeless Joe would be proud.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 41 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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