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Wade Boggs And His Field Of Dreams

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COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 22:  Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 22, 2012 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – JULY 22: Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 22, 2012 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By: Bill McAllister

Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is part of an investment group that has purchased the property where the movie Field Of Dreams was filmed. The group paid $3.4 million for the 193-acre site which includes the baseball diamond and home used in the movie. It also includes lots and lots of cornfields. They plan on building a youth baseball complex consisting of 24 fields and 60 clubhouses. They plan on being ready for the 2014 tournament season.

It actually does sound like a great idea but…Field Of Dreams has to be one of the most overrated sports movies of all time, in fact, I would rank it right up there with Rudy! Dare I say it’s not even close to being one of the best baseball movies of all time! Major League, Bull Durham, The Natural…geez, even A League Of Their Own is better than Field Of Dreams! And by the way, we get it Costner, you wished you could’ve been a Major Leaguer but how many baseball movies are you going to make?

I guess I’m just bothered by the hype that has been attached to this film since it debuted some 24 years ago. Although, I have to say, the aforementioned Rudy takes the cake for most overrated. Please, like a hobbit could play football!

Obviously, what Wade Boggs is doing is great, anything to encourage youth sports is awesome but I wonder if he ever considered how much fried chicken he could buy with $3.4 million.

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