Midwest celebrates its baseball

Baseball’s Fall Classic takes to the field this week. As Major League Baseball winds down with its final set of games, there’s no need to stop following America’s pastime. The Midwest is home to some great baseball attractions. Negro League Baseball Museum One of my favorite museums to visit is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum […]

Play Ball! It’s baseball playoffs season

Major League Baseball’s postseason gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday with the Wild Card games. The Divisional rounds start Thursday. The Midwest is represented by two Missouri teams for the first time since 1985. The St. Louis Cardinals won the National League’s Central Division championship. The Kansas City Royals are one of the two American League […]

‘Field of Dreams,’ the sequel

Last year, we stopped at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, on our way to Wisconsin.  We made another stop this year on our trip to Dubuque. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the film. A celebration takes place this weekend. About 11,000 people are expected to visit the site, according […]

Realizing the Field of Dreams

“Dad? Would you like to have a catch?” “I’d like that a lot.” Or so goes the climactic scene in “Field of Dreams,” when Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, asks his dad’s ghost for a game of catch on the field Ray built so “he will come.” For the two people who have not seen the […]

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