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South Side Sox Slackcast 2 — The SSS Gang Craps on Field of Dreams

Most of us here don’t care for the film, and express that disdain rather colorfully

White Sox and Yankees will play at the Field of Dreams in Iowa in 2020 Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Back in March, James Fox and I conducted a bit of a spontaneous chat over our site Slack channel concerning the final roster spots for the White Sox, and we decided to publish it as a bit of infotainment/inner workings “Slackchat.”

Well, we’re doing it again, only this time there are eight SSS members involved, all opining on the merits of the movie Field of Dreams. Consider this a companion piece to the podcast that is running on site today as well. And yes, virtually every staff member here is wrong about the movie.

So once again, here’s a glimpse into the inner workings of a big-league, top-notch, smooth-running, poised and ready, 24/7 Chicago White Sox website — or, in this case, the inner workings of South Side Sox. If you don’t get enough text messaging or IM content in your day already, boy, do we have the content for you!

For the record, I took the time to compile the favorite movies from all our staff members, past and present, via their Meet the Players surveys. Here’s how we ranked baseball movies:

The Sandlot 5
Bull Durham 4
Field of Dreams 3
Major League 3
A League of Their Own 2
Moneyball 2
The Naked Gun 2
The Natural 2
Angels in the Outfield 1
Damn Yankees 1
The Fan 1
Fear Strikes Out 1
Fever Pitch 1
Mr. Baseball 1
Rookie of the Year 1
Sugar 1
The Untouchables 1


What is your favorite, of the following baseball movies?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Bull Durham
    (11 votes)
  • 18%
    Field of Dreams
    (17 votes)
  • 8%
    A League of Their Own
    (8 votes)
  • 20%
    Major League
    (18 votes)
  • 10%
    (9 votes)
  • 3%
    The Naked Gun
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    The Natural
    (7 votes)
  • 18%
    The Sandlot
    (17 votes)
90 votes total Vote Now


What is your opinion of Field of Dreams?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    It is the best/my favorite baseball movie
    (6 votes)
  • 35%
    Love it
    (29 votes)
  • 29%
    Would recommend to a friend, but there are better baseball movies
    (24 votes)
  • 16%
    (13 votes)
  • 6%
    Not a very good movie, but it’s baseball/White Sox, so it has merit
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Hate it
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    It is the worst/my least favorite baseball movie
    (2 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now