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Batting Around: What other venues does MLB use for Field of Dreams-style games?

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Throughout the season, CBS Sports MLB experts bring you weekly batting-around roundtables. Breaking news, historical questions, thoughts on the future of baseball, all sorts of things. Last week we looked at candidates who needed to do more before the trade deadlineThis week we discuss baseball in an unusual place.

Where would you like to see MLB play a Field of Dreams style game in the future?

Matt Snyder: Last year, I actually considered five options for this. MLB has the bandwidth to pull off such a special series, so I’m looking forward to doing all five. If so, it’s a Sandlot game. From an idea from a year ago:

Can we build an 8,000-seat stadium that resembles a movie sandbox diamond? of course! Throw a treehouse out there overlooking lots with big dogs hanging out.

Yes, let’s do it, MLB.

Mike Axia: I love love love when MLB takes the game to different places. Last year’s Field of Dreams game was a blast. The Fort Bragg game a few years ago was interesting. The London series was epic. There are many answers to this question. Curacao, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and more. Did you know that the Italian Baseball League has been around since he was in 1948? His MLB games in New Orleans and Cape Cod are also great. Bringing a major league baseball stadium to a place people can’t access is a worthwhile endeavor, and breaking the monotony of a long season doesn’t hurt.

If I had to pick just one, it would be Hincliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey. He’s one of the few remaining Negro league parks, currently undergoing a $94 million renovation (which is expected to be completed later this month). There is a lot of history there. Larry Doby, who grew up in Paterson and broke the American color barrier in his league in Cleveland in 1947, played for his Eagles at Hinchliffe Stadium in Newark. The ballpark was also home to the New York Black Yankees. Negro in his league uniform, the Guardians vs. Yankees game at Hinchliffe Stadium on July 5 (the anniversary of Dobby’s MLB debut) is a no-brainer. Get it done, MLB.

Dane Perry: Consider the baseball version of the old Chicago College All-Star Game. In this game, the NFL champion faces his all-star college football team in an exhibition. This version sees the incumbent World Series he champion face off against the college’s All-Star team. Clearly, MLB participants are very popular, but with so much built-in parity in baseball, we may see some upsets from time to time. It’s also a good way to advertise your

RJ Anderson: It depends on the parameters. Durham Bulls Athletic Park is just around the corner if you’re talking about the setting that played a key role in the film. If we are talking about a “this is a dream setting” situation, then there are more diverse options. In theory, MLB has the means to build sandlot fields almost anywhere.