In the movie, Dardis is part of the troupe of locals who re-enact the role of the 1919 Chicago White Sox and emerge out of the corn to play baseball. He has a brief but memorable scene in the movie. Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) wrangles with his mercenary brother-in-law, Mark, who’s urging him to sell the failing farm. Mark is unable to see Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other ballplayers on the field. Indeed the oblivious Mark (Timothy Busfield) walks between the mound and home plate, just as the batter takes a hefty swing. The batter is Dardis, who gets upset, throws down his bat and has to be restrained from going after Mark. … [Read more...] about Is this heaven? No, it’s the Iowa farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed — but it’s pretty close
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Ten years ago, when the Yankees last hired a manager, it came down to two players with deep Yankees ties — former captain and team icon Don Mattingly vs. former catcher and owner of three World Series rings as a player Joe Girardi. As we know, Girardi got the nod and held the role for the last decade, averaging 91 wins per year and piloting the team to the 2009 World Series championship. … [Read more...] about Sweeny: Boone Overcame Concerns About Inexperience To Win Yankees Job
In a virtual meeting of the Home Affairs Committee, Home Secretary Priti Patel admitted that there is a “major, major problem with these small boats”. Ms Patel said that she has had “difficult discussions with my French counterpart, even looking at interceptions at sea, because currently, the French authorities are not intercepting boats at sea”. … [Read more...] about ‘The Invasion Continues’: 90 More Boat Migrants Brought Ashore at Dover, as Patel Blames France
Donald Trump has never stopped pursuing a reelection strategy of revving up his base with culture-war rhetoric and demonizing the opposition at every turn. Central to the latter approach is the proposition that, like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are puppets of the radical left of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. These people cannot be partners in any governing endeavor, however vital it actually is to the self-preservation of a Republican Senate and White House. With the Trump campaign, the party committees, and the super-PACs all grinding away at negative messaging about Democrats, the time for any kind of bipartisanship is over, beyond the minimum things necessary to show concern for a suffering nation. … [Read more...] about Why Doesn’t Trump Spend the Tax Dollars Necessary to Save His Presidency?
The Hope family’s 40-year history of planting grapes and making wine is a microcosm of the entire Paso Robles success story. Like countless others in the region, the Hopes went from initially selling grapes to other wineries to producing large quantities of affordable wine to eventually focusing on smaller-batch boutique brands at Treana. … [Read more...] about It’s all about the blend at Treana