James Earl Jones, playing the writer Terrance Mann, rises from the wooden bleachers in the final scenes of “Field of Dreams.”
He implores the bankrupt Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to keep his magical baseball field carved into a cornfield on the outskirts of Dyersville.
“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball,” Jones intones in his unmistakable deep bass voice. “America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.”
It won’t quite take an army of steamrollers to build a new Field of Dreams big enough to host an between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox.
But before the first pitch the evening