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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

:: You sit there soaking it all in, and all that comes to mind is Mr. Mann's speech. "People will come Ray..." And they still do... 55,000 a year! It was such a warm feeling sitting out there in the outfield on a perfect summer day on grass the thickest I've ever seen in my life, and watching the cars and motorcycles driving up.

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Children who weren't even born when the movie came out were playing baseball with their parents. Yes, I couldn't help thinking of Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster, and all the baseball men and how it must have felt for them to be making a movie built only on dreams.

If someone had asked me, "Is this Iowa?" I would have responded, "No, this is heaven!"

And I would have meant every word.