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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

August 7, 2004

:: The trip of a lifetime and the highlight of my summer! Along with my son and a friend, we made the 4 hour drive to Dyersville, Iowa. I can't explain my feelings the minute I was able to see the house in the distance, but I can tell you that I had a huge smile on my face.

The house has been fenced off and the white rock along the baselines has been removed, but oh! what a feeling sitting on the bleachers looking out over the same field depicted in the movie.

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People of all ages sat on the bleachers, played catch in the outfield, or waited to take their turn at bat. If I had to use one word to describe what you feel while you are there, it would be happiness.

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