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August 11th, 2021 at 3:10:26 PM permalink
2021 "Field Of Dreams" MLB game - NYY vs CHW - Thursday Aug 12th.

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/yankees-vs-white-sox/2021/08/12/632924#game_state=preview,lock_state=preview,game_tab=,game=632924

The game (7 p.m. Eastern on Fox) is being played in Dyersville, Iowa.

https://www.mlb.com/news/white-sox-excited-to-play-in-field-of-dreams-game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_Dreams



Are you gonna watch?
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:13:19 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

2021 "Field Of Dreams" MLB game - NYY vs CHW - Thursday Aug 12th.



Are you gonna watch?



If I remember, I will watch for an inning or two.
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:28:38 PM permalink
I'm planning on watching it, but I wish it wasn't a regular season game.
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:29:20 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

If I remember, I will watch for an inning or two.


Watch the movie tonight/tomorrow and the game may be more interesting...

https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/movies/drama/field-of-dreams/a9f5d1cd-7b4a-3192-ab67-d118664a6229
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:38:35 PM permalink
They should have put the clubhouses in the cornfield so the players disappear into them after the game.
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August 11th, 2021 at 3:46:07 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Watch the movie tonight/tomorrow and the game may be more interesting...

https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/movies/drama/field-of-dreams/a9f5d1cd-7b4a-3192-ab67-d118664a6229



That won't happen. I hate watching movies. I am still watching recorded episodes from the Olympics. Hopefully I will get to the wrestling events tonight.
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August 11th, 2021 at 4:53:38 PM permalink
Line on the game:
Vegasinsider
https://www.vegasinsider.com/mlb/odds/las-vegas/
08/12 7:00 PM
973 N.Y. Yankees +135
974 Chi. White Sox -165
9½ o/u
Pitchers: (NYY) Andrew Heaney (L) (CHW) Lance Lynn (R)
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August 11th, 2021 at 5:22:07 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Line on the game:
Vegasinsider
https://www.vegasinsider.com/mlb/odds/las-vegas/
08/12 7:00 PM
973 N.Y. Yankees +135
974 Chi. White Sox -165
9½ o/u
Pitchers: (NYY) Andrew Heaney (L) (CHW) Lance Lynn (R)



Quite a marquee pitching lineup.


Heaney gave up four homeruns in his first Yankee start. In his second start, he gave up another in the first and Stanton made a great catch to prevent a grandslam in the second. He did settle down after that but Boone wears his brown pants when this guy pitches.
I hope this field has big dimensions.
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August 11th, 2021 at 5:44:10 PM permalink
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Quite a marquee pitching lineup.
Heaney gave up four homeruns in his first Yankee start. In his second start, he gave up another in the first and Stanton made a great catch to prevent a grandslam in the second. He did settle down after that but Boone wears his brown pants when this guy pitches.
I hope this field has big dimensions.


Heaney has not been great, reminds me a bit of Ja Happ...decent but not good enough. The Yankees need some left handed pitchers to get some outs.

What should the o/u for home runs be in this game?
I would set it at 2, but I know nothing.
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August 11th, 2021 at 6:47:19 PM permalink
Sports wackiness I love it!

I love it when they have hockey games in football stadiums.

I wonder if they'll ever have an outdoor NBA game.
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August 12th, 2021 at 8:52:47 AM permalink
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I wonder if they'll ever have an outdoor NBA game.



There have been outdoor NBA games. I remember the Dallas Mavericks playing one about 10 years ago.
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August 12th, 2021 at 10:06:25 AM permalink
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There have been outdoor NBA games. I remember the Dallas Mavericks playing one about 10 years ago.



Thanks for the factoid! It was a preseason night game, but I still think that's awesome.

I'll set the DVR for tonight's Field of Dreams game right now!
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August 12th, 2021 at 10:48:35 AM permalink
They only did it two years but I liked when they played a college basketball game on a navy ship. NHL game on Lake Tahoe was kinda cool too.
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August 12th, 2021 at 10:54:51 AM permalink
LF and CF is shorter than any MLB park.

RF is 4th shortest.

No fence in OF. So tons of ground rule doubles.

Over 9.5 is a lock, right???
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August 12th, 2021 at 11:15:46 AM permalink
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LF and CF is shorter than any MLB park.

RF is 4th shortest.

No fence in OF. So tons of ground rule doubles.

Over 9.5 is a lock, right???



I'm not convinced. How many balls hit the wall in a typical major league game? There are rarely any regular ground rule doubles in a game, so this one shouldn't have more than 0.5 as an over/under.
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August 12th, 2021 at 11:17:34 AM permalink
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LF and CF is shorter than any MLB park.

RF is 4th shortest.

No fence in OF. So tons of ground rule doubles.

Over 9.5 is a lock, right???



I would lean that way.
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August 12th, 2021 at 11:18:50 AM permalink
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I'm not convinced. How many balls hit the wall in a typical major league game? There are rarely any regular ground rule doubles in a game, so this one shouldn't have more than 0.5 as an over/under.



I'll take that over, for a dollar.
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August 12th, 2021 at 11:44:03 AM permalink
Wouldn't this chance for more ground rule doubles lead to lower scoring? On a regular field, if the ball hits the wall, that's a double at the very least, but could be stretched out to a triple. Also, a runner on 1st will almost always be able to score on a ball hit to the wall. But he has to stop at 3rd on a GR double.
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August 12th, 2021 at 12:01:48 PM permalink
They are going to be selling a combination apple pie/hotdog thingamajig. Sounds terrible.
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August 12th, 2021 at 1:35:20 PM permalink
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They are going to be selling a combination apple pie/hotdog thingamajig. Sounds terrible.




The lineups are now in:
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/yankees-vs-white-sox/2021/08/12/632924#game_state=preview,game_tab=,game=632924

Hard to predict a total for something never done before. How good is the lighting gonna be? Are the batters going to be able to pick up the ball with the blackish barnlike batter's eye? Hard to know, but we will find out...
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August 12th, 2021 at 1:49:35 PM permalink
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Hard to predict a total for something never done before. How good is the lighting gonna be? Are the batters going to be able to pick up the ball with the blackish barnlike batter's eye? Hard to know, but we will find out...



I like the over a lot. Biggest scare for me is Lynn has been really good. I still think 9.5 is low!
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August 12th, 2021 at 2:39:21 PM permalink
I'm looking forward to this more than I thought I would. I'm expecting a softball score and just hope it's not a one sided blowout. The dimensions and the Yankee starter don't seem like a good mix, and the Yankee bullpen is on empty after 16 games in 16 days.
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August 12th, 2021 at 3:16:09 PM permalink
Pretty cool drone footage of the area:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1425914298015092742
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August 12th, 2021 at 3:42:59 PM permalink
Lets go over!
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August 12th, 2021 at 3:44:57 PM permalink
Im in.

$220 on over 9.5 full game.

$220 on over 5 (1st 5 innings)

Thats a 2 unit bet on each for me as my usual bets are in the $110 per unit range.
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August 12th, 2021 at 5:34:24 PM permalink
Well...worst case Im out the $20 vig now, but I like my chances!

8 runs thru 3!
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August 12th, 2021 at 5:36:01 PM permalink
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Well...worst case Im out the $20 vig now, but I like my chances!

8 runs thru 3!

Nice pick!
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August 12th, 2021 at 5:53:35 PM permalink
Didnt even take 4 innings.

Easiest $400 I've ever made.
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August 12th, 2021 at 7:57:45 PM permalink
That was entertaining. It sux to be on the losing side of a game like this but it was a really good game.
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August 12th, 2021 at 8:10:41 PM permalink
Why did Yanks leave Heinie in so long?

Great 9th inning!
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August 12th, 2021 at 9:33:53 PM permalink
The game was fun and entertaining. It was a home run...Derby!

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August 12th, 2021 at 11:27:47 PM permalink
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Why did Yanks leave Heinie in so long?

Great 9th inning!



The Yankee pitching staff is in shambles right now. This was their 17th game in 17 days, and four of their starters are out. Yesterday, the Yankee bullpen went all nine innings and todays starter had to go five innings or they'd have had to use a position player.
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August 14th, 2021 at 4:42:52 PM permalink
This one time event was popular. Another "Field of Dreams" game may happen again next year.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/13/field-of-dreams-mlb-baseball-game-draws-5point9-million-viewers-for-fox.html
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I had a number of ideas for future games:
-Move the date to Father's Day (June).
-Rotate the 2 Chicago teams or St Louis as home teams.
-Play a double header with 4 different teams and 2 games.
-Play the All-Star game there.
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1 - The Natural
2 - Bull Durham
3 - The Bad News Bears
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August 15th, 2021 at 9:30:48 AM permalink
I watched "The Bottom of The Ninth" last night on Amazon Prime.
It has quite the cast in it, and features the Yankees minor league team in Staten Island. Their ballpark is a natural amphitheater on a hill overlooking NY harbor and offers the best views of any ballpark I've ever seen. It's a short walk from the Staten Island ferry and should be a must see for every tourist who likes baseball.
The movie tells the sad tale of a Bronx native who gets in a stupid fight with jealous kids from his neighborhood and one of the kids dies when his head hits the curb.
Released from prison after 18 years, he takes a job with the Yankees to be a personal advisor to a troubled young star in the making while trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.
It's not a great movie, and I give it extra props because it is filmed on location in the Bronx and Staten Island, but it is an enjoyable movie.
Lots of cameos by Yankees like Brian Cashman, Bernie Williams and Ray Negron, and former MLB closer Brian Wilson( slimmed down and beardless) plays a version of himself.
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