The Field of Dreams Game Was an Absolute Success

The Field of Dreams Game was a total success from where I was sitting, which happened to be my living room watching with my son. We didn’t have a catch, but we did enjoy the game together – at least until he crashed around the 8th inning.

The enjoyment wasn’t hurt by the fact that the Cubs took an early lead and held it throughout the game, of course.

If you missed any of it or want to check out the highlights from the event, here’s the full package from MLB:

The whole night was so well done, and I’m glad the Cubs will forever have gotten to participate in the Field of Dreams Game – who knows when it’ll be back, or what it’ll look like when it is.

The players really seemed to enjoy the experience:

https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/1557941573891022848

Really the only rough patch was the hologram Harry Caray leading the stretch, which was – for me, at least – so off putting that it distracted completely from what otherwise could’ve been a nice moment:

Cubs legends, in the house:

This shot may have been my favorite of the night:

Truly, a magical night:

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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