There have been a few cornpone takes this season from MLB, but this one is the corniest: Reports indicate that the “Field of Dreams” game that was due on August 13 is still on, with a twist.
It’s a little odd, given the White Sox and Cubs are still scheduled to play six, yes 10% of a 60-game schedule — against one another, that the northsiders weren’t chosen to be the White Sox opponent (or a opponents, in a two-game set). I guess the Ricketts cabal really does make 98% of its dirty money from ticket sales, and they can’t possibly afford to miss even a single home game this year in order to pay broken-winged Craig Kimbrel $33 million more.
Also, Yoán Moncada hopped on a call with beat reporters today, and while there’s still more to come on that from Brett at SSHP, here’s one fun, themed nugget:
Yoán on the Field of Dreams game still being on, now vs. the Cardinals:— South Side Hit Pen (@southsidehitpen) July 1, 2020
“I don’t know much about Field of Dreams … people come out of the corn maze?”
He thought the game was still on vs. the Yanquis.
(So did I.)