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Remembering 'Field of Dreams'

Favorite sports movie?

Well, since it turned 25 years old and it's fresh in my mind, because of its big birthday bash over the weekend in Iowa, it's "Field of Dreams."

Heck, it might be my all-time favorite.

It was the first movie that I played back and watched again on VHS. (Yeah, I know, it makes me old)

There are some terrific scenes, and there are others, like the one where Shoeless Joe lines Ray's pitch right back at his feet, where it doesn't get enough credit. And you can't forget Moonlight Graham.

I'll avoid the obvious and go with a different clip as one of my favorite scenes:

What's your favorite?


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