LA Angels should play in the Field of Dreams next year
The Field of Dreams was literally something out of a movie.
The production of it, the players, and the history of what the movie was and what the field meant made this more than just a regular baseball game.
One of the biggest games of the regular season, and two of the greatest stars in the game, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, aren’t participating in it.
MLB needs the LA Angels’ Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani to be there.
Obviously, Mike Trout wouldn’t be able to play in the game this year with the LA Angels due to his injury. But Ohtani was both starting on the mound and hitting in the lineup during the same day the Field of Dreams game was happening. This would’ve made the perfect opportunity for Ohtani mania to once again take center stage, just like it did during the All-Star Game.
Once again, it would’ve been the perfect opportunity to get two of the biggest faces in baseball on national television. It was reported that the Field Of Dreams game will be happening again next year, and while we don’t know who the teams are yet, the Angels need to get there. The team should look a little different next season based on the moves they make in the off-season, but the Angels’ biggest names should be good to go next year.
Of course, you’ll have Trout and Ohtani being the main celebrities there in iconic fashion, but it will also provide the chance for other names to shine as well. Anthony Rendon should be back after needing season-ending hip surgery and since the game will be in August, then that should give him plenty of time to get right and be a driving force in the Angels lineup.
Jared Walsh is another player that should benefit from playing there, as he’s quickly become a staple in the Angels lineup with his incredible power. Watching him blast one into the cornfields would be amazing.
Also, with the background of a cornfield on display, wouldn’t it make sense to put in a guy whose last name is Cobb? Alex Cobb has been a terrific pickup for the Angels since trading for him as he has looked strong during the month of July. Cobb has a 1.09 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .222 batting average and a .290 OBP in July and has been good overall during the season.
One of the bigger questions will be whether he remains an Angel, as he’s scheduled to be a free agent during the off-season.
“I truly believe this is a team on the verge of winning a championship and would be honored to be part of it going forward. Obviously a lot of other stuff goes into it. But I’m happy to be here,” said Cobb, when speaking with the media about a possible extension.
Cobb clearly wants to still be with the Angels, and with the team in desperate need of pitching, why not extend him and reward him for the season he’s produced so far? He would be able to provide that consistent veteran presence to help the younger guys like Sandoval, Suarez, Detmers, and Rodriguez all develop. He would also get plenty of people to laugh with the last name Cobb and a background full of corn behind him on the mound.