Thought For The Day – Tuesday 27th June 2023
“If you build it, they will come”
“If you build it, they will come” is a quote from the iconic film “Field of Dreams”.
When Ray, an Iowa farmer, played by Kevin Costner, hears a mysterious voice saying those words he decides to build a baseball diamond on some of his land.
Former great players return to play on the field. Ray’s dad also makes a visit and they play catch.
“Is this Heaven?”, asks Ray.
It is a film about the past, the present and the future.
It is a film about “dreams, about baseball in years gone by and much more, a tale of love, family and character, the treasure of a single day”, to quote Kevin Costner.
In the last two years, Major League Baseball, who staged games in London last weekend, have staged a professional game at the place in Dyersville, Iowa where this timeless film was made over thirty years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbmZ1Oz_nTg
Over twenty years ago, the Jobbers Wood playing fields was our “field of dreams”. That dream became reality thanks to the hard work of so many. We benefit now from the vision and work of those people then.
“This field is for the players.”
And so, to another “field of dreams”. A wonderful legacy for the future. You can watch our new school build here: https://tbshs.org/new-school-build/