Cubs, Reds take MLB back to Iowa's 'Field of Dreams'

AP photo by Charlie Neibergall / Chicago White Sox players walk on the field before facing the New York Yankees in MLB's first "Field of Dreams" game on Aug. 12, 2021, in Dyersville, Iowa. The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds will continue the tradition Thursday night when MLB returns to the site.

DYERSVILLE, Iowa - David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played Major League Baseball. Bell spent 12 years in the majors himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

So yeah, "Field of Dreams" hits a little differently for him.

"Baseball's a big part of our life," Bell said, "and I thought that the movie did a great job of kind of just telling the story of how important baseball can be to families and just to people in general."

"Field of Dreams" will receive another tribute Thursday night when Bell's Reds take on the Chicago Cubs in a throwback ballpark in the cornfields of eastern Iowa, a short walk from the field where Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Amy Madigan starred in the 1989 movie.

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