I think it means that if I build a baseball field out there that Shoeless Joe Jackson will get to come back and play ball again.  -Ray Kinsella

Movie Quotes

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Ray Kinsella: Something's going to happen out there... I can feel it.

Ray Kinsella: I bet it's good to be playing again, huh?
Shoeless Joe: Getting thrown out of baseball... was like having part of me amputated. I've heard that old men wake up and scratch itchy legs that have been dust for over 50 years. That was me... I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ballpark in my nose, the cool of the grass on my feet... the thrill of the grass... Can you pitch?
Ray Kinsella: Yeah, not bad. Don't we need a catcher?
Shoeless Joe: Not if you get it near the plate, we don't.

Shoeless Joe: Man, I did love this game. I'd have played for food money. It was the game... the sounds, the smells. Did you ever hold a ball or a glove to your face?
Ray Kinsella: Yeah.
Shoeless Joe: I used to love traveling on the trains from town to town. The hotels... brass spittoons in the lobbies, brass beds in the rooms. It was the crowd, rising to their feet when the ball was hit deep. Shoot, I'd play for nothing!

Shoeless Joe: What's with the lights?
Ray Kinsella: Oh, all the stadiums have them now, even Wrigley Field.
Shoeless Joe: Makes it harder to see the ball.
Ray Kinsella: Yeah, well, the owners found that more people can attend night games.
Shoeless Joe: Owners.

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