The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox delivered a classic at MLB Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. Playing a game in the middle of a cornfield where an all time baseball movie took place was the best decision Major League Baseball has made in a long time. It was a historic night and I'm now sold on Iowa getting a team one day. The game could've been non-competitive and it still would've been the most unique event I've ever seen.
Tim Anderson walked it off for the White Sox with a 2-run-homer off Zack Britton to win it 9-8 and rounded the bases saying "it's over" while fireworks exploded beyond centerfield. It was a storybook ending because the Yanks had just overcome a 7-4 deficit in the top of the 9th. (2-run-homers by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton against All-Star Closer Liam Hendriks.)
Everything seemed like it played to script. It was a perfect night for playing conditions and Kevin Costner was on the scene. Players entered through the cornfield which was a legendary moment in my eyes. Joe Buck even graced us with a broadcast appearance and John Smoltz was busy raving about these Apple-Pie Hot-Dogs made by Guy Fieri. There was a pregame fly-over and a tasteful rendition of the National Anthem. I would normally spend more time complaining about Andrew Heaney's subpar start for the Yankees but it was truly a great night in America and you can rely on baseball for sentimental moments.