Field of Dreams for sale

The Iowa home of the Field of Dreams is for sale.

The family that has owned most of the property on which a baseball diamond was built for the ’80s movie has decided to sell. The listing includes “the actual movie site, including the baseball diamond, a two-bedroom, 1½-bath house featuring the movie’s familiar front porch, six outbuildings, and a parcel of land totaling 193 acres,” according to KCRG.com.

It’ll probably remain a tourist spot, but if times get tough, it wouldn’t be hard to turn it into a cornfield. $5.4 million and it’s yours.

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    Field Of Dreams – Fathers/Sons — More Than A Movie, More Than A Set — Memories by Tony Loiacono “Executive Producer” Field Of Dreams Games in 91 & 92

    Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, as Ray Kinsella, searched for his

    dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him. It included his

    ”Dad.” by TONY LOIACONO

    In Field of Dreams by Universal Films, Iowa farmer Kevin Costner,

    hears the command of a mysterious voice in the wind, plows under his

    crop of corn to build a state-of-the-art baseball diamond. He is

    supported by a willing wife, a beautiful daughter and a dream that he

    could make a difference.

    Costner (playing Ray Liotta) believes there is something special in

    his cornfields, and discovers, while music plays and shooting stars

    streak across the Iowa sky, that there are many other guys who never

    got to fulfill their destiny. Ray’s cornfield of dreams soon becomes

    the haven for a few restless baseball legends to play a few final

    games, just for the sheer fun of it.

    We soon learn, Field of Dreams isn’t just a baseball movie after all.

    It’s about the connection between fathers and sons, memories

    remembered and longed for, love lost and found, the reality of a good

    wife; a overall lifelong experience of good and bad, that can never be

    taken away.

    As the movie unfolds, a voice tells Ray (Costner) to search out

    reclusive 1960s radical Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), which Ray

    does, not having the slightest idea – why not, the voice was right

    about the cornfield. What follows is engaging (and well-acted) scenes

    of following your gut, confusing visions, images, and a dead doctor

    named Moonlight Graham (who comes to life in the form of Burt

    Lancaster).

    As we find out, Ray had become estranged from his father but deeply

    regrets not having “had a catch” with his “dad.” As we learn, during

    his (Ray) youth they’d said some angry things and Ray ran off to

    pursue the hippie dream, never to see him again. His “dad” died before

    Ray “got the chance to take back some regrettable moments.”

    In 1991 and 1992, I produced the Field of Dreams charity games with

    the support of MLB Hall of Famer’s Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Bob

    Feller and Hollywood stars like Kelsey Grammar, Jason Priestly, Matt

    Perry and Meatloaf. But, what I remember most is “buzzing the field”

    in a twin-engine plane piloted by Jason Priestly, and looking back at

    my son sitting next to Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210) turning

    green and hiking through fields of corn stalking deer in abundance;

    and making memories with a son that will last a lifetime.

    Today, I can’t watch the ending of Field of Dreams without getting

    choked up. It wasn’t the lines but the realities of remembering missed

    times in my life with my kids, not taking a risk or not fulfilling a

    dream. I did have many times of “had a catch,” as Ray would say, with

    my father but not nearly enough. Today my father is 79, and since I

    was young, we have never had a cross word between us but I too had a

    time of being estranged from my Father.

    Reality sets in and tears fall from my face when I see the ghost of

    Ray’s dad standing on the Field of Dreams, as a young man, make his

    first appearance silhouetted against the backstop. But, just like

    almost every “Dad” I know, he too, had unfulfilled dreams. I cry when

    Doc Graham says “If I’d never gotten to be a doctor, now that would

    have been a tragedy.” I cry when Terence Mann says “People will come.”

    I cry when Shoeless Joe says “No, Ray. It was you.” I’m getting tears

    as I write this.

    That’s because Field of Dreams is about the connection between fathers

    and sons, fused by blood and love and loss and experience, that can

    never be un-made. No matter how many baseballs – or epithets – have

    been tossed.

    “Dad” enjoy your day Sunday!

    A Proud Father, and Patriotic American – Tony Loiacono (760) 533-4434

    In Memory of Field of Dreams, Dads and Dreams of our own fulfilled by

    making a difference in our family, our community and our country