2. The Dodgers should be playing in the Field of Dreams Game.
This just feels like an incredible missed opportunity on the part of Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who were once called the Brooklyn Dodgers, are one of the most recognizable teams in sports. If you want to talk about the history of the game, you’re not going to get very far without talking about the Dodgers.
The franchise originated in Brooklyn back in 1883. Some of the all-time greats have played for the Dodgers organization over the years. Pee Wee Reese, Don Drysdale, Orel Hershiser, Sandy Koufax, and of course Jackie Robinson all suited up for the Dodgers over the years.
With this year being the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American to appear in a Major League Baseball game, it would have been a tremendous opportunity to speak to the impact of that moment in sports.
The Los Angeles Dodgers also have star power. Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and a whole host of others could have donned the old Brooklyn Dodgers caps and emerged from the corn field. L.A. could have brought some Hollywood flare to Dyersville this evening. Maybe next year.