Man creates baseball field in backyard

If you build it, they will come: Man creates baseball field in backyard

A real ‘field of dreams’ draws kids from all over to the ball diamond along a gravel road


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WEBVTT STACEY: IN THIS WEEK’S “THIS ISIOWA”, SHOWING HOW IT CANNOT –IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT LONG.>> DIEHARDS KNOW, ALL YOU REALLYNEED IS A BALL, A BAT, AND SOMEBUDDIES.THE GEAR’S EASY.>> BUT GROW UP 10 MILES FROMTOWN AND TEENAGERS QUICKLYREALIZE.BARNYARDS AND CORN TASSELS WON’TLURE A TEAM DOWN YOUR GRAVELYOU NEED A JOB DROPPER AND A DAD, WITH BOTH A PASTURE AND A>> PRETTY MUCH ONE NIGHT, I JUSTTHOUGHT ABOUT IT.ERIC 2 SUMMERS AGO, WYATT: ZIESMAN’S KIDS WERE AWAY FORTHE WEEKEND.>> WE CUT THE GRASS AT.ERIC BY THAT SUNDAY NIGHT?: >> IT WAS A SURPRISE, WHEN WECAME BACK.ERIC THEIR EYES ALMOST POPPED: OUT AT THEIR DAD’S EXTREMEFARM MAKEOVER.>> THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THANPLAYING CATCH WITH YOUR KIDS.ERIC WITHIN WEEKS: ALL THE TOWN KIDS WERE BEGGINGMOMS AND DADS FOR A RIDE TO THECOUNTRY! >> I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE I DIDNOT THINK ANYONE COULD PULL THISOFF.>> ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS READY?ERIC NOW, EVERY KID WHO CHEERS: FROM THE DUGOUTS 4 FEET FROMTHE CORN: AND TRIES TO CRUSH ONE400 FEET TO THE ZIESMAN’S FRONTPORCH, MAKES THE EXACT SAMECOMPARISON.>> IT IS ALMOST LIKE FIELD OFDREAMS, IT IS COOL.YOU DON’T SEE A LOT OF BASEBALLFIELDS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THECLOCK — THE CORNFIELD.ERIC BUT WYATT ZIESMAN SWEARS: THE ICONIC IOWA MOVIE REALLYWASN’T HIS INSPIRATION.>> I CREDIT — WE DID NOT HAVE ABASEBALL FIELD.>> WHERE KIDS WOULD BIKE IN FORAFTERNOON GAMESJUST LIKE THE ONES TODAYBETWEEN HIGH-SCHOOLERS AND 7THGRADERS.>> ONLY HERE THE HAND-ME-DOWN, LIGHTS FROM AN OLD DIAMOND INTOWN MEAN GAMES DON’T HAVE TO, AND, WHEN EVENING CHORES DO.>> I SEE MY KIDS OUT THEREPLAYING CATCH, WITHOUT ASKING,JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GO OUTTHERE AND HAVE FAN — FUN.IT IS A REALLY COOL MOMENT.>> THIS IS AWESOME, YEAH.>> THAT DAD, DOUBLING AS ANUMPIRE, SPENT LESS THAN 800BUCKS ON FENCING AND BASES.MOST OF IT’S BEEN SWEAT.>> BUT HE WILL ALSO BE THE FIRSTTO ADMIT THAT THE MAGIC ON THISFRANKLIN COUNTY FARM IS NOT INTHE HOMEMADE BACKSTOP ORBASELINES.>> IT IS A MEMBER IS MADE EVERYINNING, OUT BY THE CORN TO READBETWEEN HIS BOYS AND THEIRBUDDIES.>> ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUTTHIS PLACE, IS THAT PEOPLE LIKETO COME OVER…

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