But first, we drove another 60 miles to Dyersville, where the
movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed. Fathers and sons threw pitches
and ran bases while younger kids played catch and ran in and out of
the tall cornfields in the outfield.
That night, back in Cedar Rapids, the Kernels played in their
four-year-old stadium. The players may not be as polished and the
ballpark may not be as much of a time capsule as in Little Rock, but
there were grassy areas for kids to play, and the players worked hard
to win the game in extra innings.
It was a great dose of baseball, and our children -- ages 7 and
nearly 3 -- loved it as much as the adults did.
It's something all true baseball fans should attempt, a
ball-oriented road trip that takes you to new places, even back in
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