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'If you build it they will come': Cubs play Reds at Iowa's historic 'Field of Dreams' matchup

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) - David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.So yeah, " Field of Dreams," a movie about family and baseball, hits a little differently for him."Baseball's a big part of our life," Bell said, "and I thought that the movie did a great job of kind of just telling the story of how important baseball can be to families and just to people in general.""Field of Dreams" gets another tribute Thursday night when Bell's Reds take on the Chicago Cubs in a throwback ballpark in the cornfields of eastern Iowa, a short walk from the field where Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Amy Madigan filmed the 1989 movie.Under a light blue sky with a few dashes of clouds, workers put the final touches on the major league park on a warm Wednesday afternoon.

A couple of youth teams played on the field from the movie as Cubs and Reds fans wandered around the grounds.The game comes 2 1/2 months after Liotta, who played the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson, died in May at age 67.Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez walks on the field before the Field of Dreams game against the New York Yankees on Aug. 12, 2021, in Dyersville, Iowa.

(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Each team will wear special uniforms inspired by how the franchises looked in the early 20th century, and Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto and Chicago outfielder Ian Happ will be on two-way mics for the broadcast on FOX.The Reds are considered the home team, and the three-game set concludes with games in Cincinnati on Saturday and Sunday.But

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