Cubs and Reds little league teams play at Field of Dreams site

Cubs and Reds little league teams play at Field of Dreams site

On Thursday, the grown-ups will take to the field. But on Wednesday afternoon, the Field of Dreams was about the little leaguers.The young baseball players can’t believe they get to play on the iconic field!”Not everybody gets to do this, and I’m one of the few people that gets to. It’s unbelievable,” said Reds RBI player Kendall Richard. The 13- to 15-year-olds from Chicago and Cincinnati were chosen to play in Dyersville as a part of the MLB’s efforts to RBI — Revive Baseball in Inner Cities. And it’s working. The kids from Cincinnati know the movie and are really excited about the opportunity.”The movie is really cool. But when you’re seeing it in real life, it’s a whole nother experience. This is something I’d never thought I’d see before,” Reds RBI player Garvin Dixon said. It’s not just the kids who are wide-eyed. Now, they’re bringing a busload of boys to play on grass that they say is more than just grass.”I kind of feel like a kid a little bit. You know? It’s been great, man. To just be on what is actually sacred ground, right?” Reds RBI Coach Roosevelt Barnes said. It’s that experience that resonates with so many baseball lovers that come to Dyersville to celebrate America’s pastime in America’s heartland.

On Thursday, the grown-ups will take to the field. But on Wednesday afternoon, the Field of Dreams was about the little leaguers.

The young baseball players can’t believe they get to play on the iconic field!

“Not everybody gets to do this, and I’m one of the few people that gets to. It’s unbelievable,” said Reds RBI player Kendall Richard.

The 13- to 15-year-olds from Chicago and Cincinnati were chosen to play in Dyersville as a part of the MLB’s efforts to RBI — Revive Baseball in Inner Cities. And it’s working.

The kids from Cincinnati know the movie and are really excited about the opportunity.

“The movie is really cool. But when you’re seeing it in real life, it’s a whole nother experience. This is something I’d never thought I’d see before,” Reds RBI player Garvin Dixon said.

It’s not just the kids who are wide-eyed.

The kids’ coaches grew up watching the Field of Dreams. Now, they’re bringing a busload of boys to play on grass that they say is more than just grass.

“I kind of feel like a kid a little bit. You know? It’s been great, man. To just be on what is actually sacred ground, right?” Reds RBI Coach Roosevelt Barnes said.

It’s that experience that resonates with so many baseball lovers that come to Dyersville to celebrate America’s pastime in America’s heartland.

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