Canceling “Field of Dreams” Game Seems Like A Punishment For Past Failures

The “Field of Dreams” Game has been canceled for 2020.

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cardinals-White Sox contest has been suspended for this season as MLB deals with a litany of scheduling issues. Baseball erred on the side of caution on this one. It is a decision that isn’t fun, but it likely correct, as it wants to get in as many games as it can.

“Logistical issues” seems to point to the jigsaw that is 2020 MLB scheduling. Commissioner Manfred cancelled an entire week’s worth of Phillies games, despite zero failed COVID tests, so this shows how inconvenient a game in Dyersville, Iowa could be to accommodate.

Baseball ratings were up almost 200% the first week of games; so canceling the Field of Dreams game will obviously do nothing for momentum. 

No announcement has been made over the rescheduling of a game in Field of Dreams’ old stomping grounds, but we can expect baseball to capitalize on the revenue as soon as they can. Hard to ignore the wave of media hoping for the downfall of sports so they can prove their political leader’s correct, but in this case, baseball will make sure this game happens.

The Chicago White Sox have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this year, so a primetime game on a movie set might be the perfect way to showcase their emergence.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. With almost all of these players having lived through racial oppression, which I base on their taking knees and supporting BLM, I dont know how they can play anyways. Covid or no covid. If I were those players, no way could I take a check to play a silly game while millions of people of color are being systemically abused by police. On top of that, they have to look at racist statues and are denied the same education as whites people. Cancel season and all future seasons until we end systemic racism, end the nuclear family, end Christianity, and end white people.

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