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Twan
11-17-2009, 07:28 AM
I recently concluded watching Field of Dreams - a really good movie that got great reviews. However, after watching it dozens of times, I have a few questions. Is this actually a possible story?

I could go into great lengths about the realities of ghosts and such, but no, that is reserved for another thread on ghosts in general. So, let's just say the ghosts are plausible.

I'd like to start with my observations of the ballfield. How much would something like this cost to put up? As an accounting major, you also have to take into account the amount of money he lost by plowing through all that corn to build a field. Instead of just building one, he actually lost more money. Let's keep this in mind.

Now, lights? Lighting for a baseball field costs thousands and thousands of dollars, especially if you don't install it yourself. Are you telling me some Iowa farmer put up 4 different light towers, AND wired it through the ground from his house to power them? Is Ray Kinsella the incarnation of Thomas Edison? I don't think so, because he had a child, and ghosts can't have kids.

Oh, on a side note, why did Terrence Mann jump in front of the car to yell Moonlight Graham? He had ample time to yell out 'Moonlight Graham' without risking possible death. Also, Ray made a U-turn in front of Terrence - not only is this illegal, how did Terrence know he was going to make a U-turn?

Also, Ray's daughter fell a good 10 feet. Are you telling me small children can fall flat on their back, with possible whiplash, and they're only choking on a hot dog? My cousin got in a fender bender going 3 miles per hour - there was no damage to the car - he is dead. And you're telling me this girl is choking on a hot dog? In fact, she was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Get your foods right, 'Moonlight'. If it was a hot dog though, where did it come from? There was no grill in sight, and I don't think the players brought any food (except possibly a kernel or two...ha ha ha).

Back to the subject of the field - was the lighting even necessary? These 1920s ballplayers never played one game under the lights. I don't think they were interested in learning a whole new aspect of the game, especially since they were all dead.

And why did they even come to play? They should have baseball fields in heaven - right? The only answer is that the entire team went to hell. Is the director insisting that they were not good people? Also, how did they keep their skills up? I have a theory - hell does not have any baseball fields, but it does have batting cages. This is why they could still play at such a competitive level. Did you see the way Joe Jackson smoked Ray's curve? However, did batting cages throw curves in hell? What do you think about this matter?

And how about the part where Ray found Archibald Graham aimlessly walking the streets? If a senile old man was walking down the street at 3am, I think the police would have picked him up. Also, he was a ghost. If you got to come back as a ghost, would you really just walk the streets? He really must have been senile.

Also, this movie is actually pretty sad. I know he got to play catch with his dad, but what about the house in the end? Not only did she turn on the lights, raising the power bill, but wasn't the bank going to foreclose in the morning? What was he gonna tell the collection agency? Come see Shoeless Joe Jackson on my baseball field - that I mowed down an acre of very profitable crop to build.

The whole issue of the foreclosure is never resolved. Ray loses his house in the morning. The only hope he has is that the banker, who is coming to foreclose on the house, gets stuck in that traffic jam that miraculously formed for miles near the field. Someone told me that those cars were supposed to represent people who were going to pay, but a) how did the word spread so fast? That red haired dude was kind of a dick, so I don't think he made too many calls and b) why would those people fork over a bunch of cash all of the sudden to watch a ghost and a guy play catch. Shoeless Joe had called it a day, so I think anyone who did come to the field would be really reluctant to start paying some Iowa farmer cash.

The final line of the movie should have been 'Hey dad, wanna pay my debt?'.

floyd!!
11-17-2009, 07:48 AM
wow.

The_Mac22
11-17-2009, 07:56 AM
lol

dashripdot
11-17-2009, 08:57 AM
That was worse than Ray Liotta's Italian looks and Long Island accent substituting for Shoeless Joe's hayseed appearance and South Carolina drawl.

sexicano31
11-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Ahahahahahahahahahahaha

MDfootball36
11-17-2009, 10:31 AM
im not reading that all

Ron!n
11-17-2009, 10:36 AM
Yeah check out this guys other threads.

BRADY4MVP
11-17-2009, 11:26 AM
knitting.....crossword puzzles.....jigsaw puzzles.......golf............making paper airplanes.......watching paint dry



all of these are hobbies, and you should really think about taking one up

SchyGuy11
11-17-2009, 11:45 AM
come on dude. Really?

MooseWithFleas
11-17-2009, 11:55 AM
:laugh:

BronxBomber33
11-17-2009, 12:12 PM
What is the famous song from the movie? Sometimes they play it at games to pump up the corwed during a rally. Thanks!

Rylinkus
11-17-2009, 05:39 PM
It's a movie... Are they ever realistic?

BrianWestKins
11-17-2009, 05:51 PM
im happy to say that i read that.
sike.

ho_va2006
11-17-2009, 06:15 PM
cocaine is one hell of a drug.

StevenStrasburg
11-17-2009, 06:28 PM
knitting.....crossword puzzles.....jigsaw puzzles.......golf............making paper airplanes.......watching paint dry



all of these are hobbies, and you should really think about taking one up

Hahahahaha I loled.

This is a weird thread. Almost as weird as the "aliens vs. all all stars" thread.

Big Zo
11-17-2009, 06:31 PM
As with all movies and tv shows, when something seems odd, a wizard did it...

CityofTreez
11-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Black Taco?

25YrsNcounting
11-17-2009, 07:19 PM
I love lamp...

Fred
11-17-2009, 08:28 PM
I would not normally tell anyone to do this, but you OBVIOUSLY have time on your hands....you are better off getting yourself your mom's victoria secret catelog and go spend some time in the bathroom before you put another post like this out there....geez louise....

sexicano31
11-17-2009, 08:36 PM
I would not normally tell anyone to do this, but you OBVIOUSLY have time on your hands....you are better off getting yourself your mom's victoria secret catelog and go spend some time in the bathroom before you put another post like this out there....geez louise....

Well hes already on the computer, why not just go to some porn sites. I mean im jerking it while i type this

MetsNats1969
11-17-2009, 08:50 PM
If this is an attempt to put material together for an open-mike comedy night -- interesting concepts that would probably work in very limited settings. You might want to address issues related to "The Rookie" and whether tendons can heal together to allow a kid to throw 100 mph for the Cubs who are about to go out of business. Kind of Obama health care meets Andrew Zimbalist and the economics of the game.

Branch into other fantasy sports too..."The Legend of Baggar Vance" an depression-era politics...."Mystery, Alaska" as it relates to Sarah Palin on the McCain tickets and into lower-48 states fame...the Washington Redskins and -- never mind -- no fantasy can cover that.

If the problem is too much time, I believe the suggestions related to on-line porn are probably more up your alley. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

hoggin88
11-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Also, Ray made a U-turn in front of Terrence - not only is this illegal, how did Terrence know he was going to make a U-turn?


In fact, she was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Get your foods right, 'Moonlight'.


why would those people fork over a bunch of cash all of the sudden to watch a ghost and a guy play catch. Shoeless Joe had called it a day, so I think anyone who did come to the field would be really reluctant to start paying some Iowa farmer cash.

:laugh: I had thought these same things before!



Did you see the way Joe Jackson smoked Ray's curve?

I laughed out loud. :laugh2:

sexicano31
11-17-2009, 11:04 PM
If this is an attempt to put material together for an open-mike comedy night -- interesting concepts that would probably work in very limited settings. You might want to address issues related to "The Rookie" and whether tendons can heal together to allow a kid to throw 100 mph for the Cubs who are about to go out of business. Kind of Obama health care meets Andrew Zimbalist and the economics of the game.

Branch into other fantasy sports too..."The Legend of Baggar Vance" an depression-era politics...."Mystery, Alaska" as it relates to Sarah Palin on the McCain tickets and into lower-48 states fame...the Washington Redskins and -- never mind -- no fantasy can cover that.

If the problem is too much time, I believe the suggestions related to on-line porn are probably more up your alley. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

The funny thing is he actually has a thread like that

fanofclendennon
11-17-2009, 11:09 PM
:facepalm:Why did Mrs. Howell pack all those clothes for a three-hour tour? And how come the professor figured out how to build a radio but he couldn't fix the boat?

But if we're looking for relevance, how come Ray Liotta's Shoeless Joe batted righty and threw left instead of the other way around?

:facepalm:

Bronxbombers182
11-17-2009, 11:30 PM
No comment!

CrazyCrackar
11-17-2009, 11:55 PM
put this **** on spark notes

CrazyCrackar
11-17-2009, 11:58 PM
Black Taco?

:laugh: top 5 greatest responses.

BaustinSali08
11-18-2009, 12:00 AM
And.....Scene!

HuRRiCaNeS324
11-18-2009, 12:03 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow

turnaround3
11-18-2009, 06:50 AM
Well, thats it - I've found the Higgs.

natepro
11-18-2009, 06:55 AM
So, let's just say the ghosts are plausible.

:laugh2: No. No it's not.

tr3ymill3r
11-18-2009, 09:30 AM
That is far too long to read about a movie about ghosts. If you build it they will come. I just saw this movie called Zombieland, do you guys think that it's plausible that one day we'll all have to fight zombies to survive and then post in on PSD?

DJYankee
11-18-2009, 09:45 AM
I gave up by the 5th paragraph. Yea the movie was great also.

natepro
11-18-2009, 09:49 AM
That is far too long to read about a movie about ghosts. If you build it they will come. I just saw this movie called Zombieland, do you guys think that it's plausible that one day we'll all have to fight zombies to survive and then post in on PSD?

If so, I hope the cameo in the movie actually happens for me.

mdlr52192
11-18-2009, 10:37 AM
The Marlins 2012 Stadium is a field of dreams (many WS comin that decade to the Marlins :p:p)

poodski
11-18-2009, 10:39 AM
Well, thats it - I've found the Higgs.

Your multi is the Higgs?

JDink24
11-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Come on man... I was halfway done with my "Why Space Jam could happen" piece when I seen this. Totally stole my thunder.

natepro
11-18-2009, 11:30 AM
:laugh2:

UofA
11-18-2009, 11:59 AM
I like that movie because it's basically a long shout out to Iowans in my opinion, when he goes Is this heaven, no it's iowa. So being an Iowan, I like Field of Dreams...



















but **** Kevin Costner

ruckus16969
11-18-2009, 12:58 PM
what a boring guy.

VRP723
11-18-2009, 01:12 PM
Yeah check out this guys other threads.

Hahaha this isn't even his worst thread, he made one arguing that Jesus Christ should coach the Cubs

Seamhead
11-18-2009, 05:24 PM
Holy. ****. :laugh2:

Doogolas
11-18-2009, 05:38 PM
Koyie Hill, future Cy Young.

Jimmy Shine
11-18-2009, 06:03 PM
Hahaha this isn't even his worst thread, he made one arguing that Jesus Christ should coach the Cubs

Wow. Didnt he suffer enough?

Young2Kinsler
11-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Jesus would coach the Cubs, but he's too busy making sure Ozzie doesn't snap and take some one out.

Tehjosha
11-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Twan is always good for a chuckle.

turnaround3
11-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Your multi is the Higgs?

The guy happens to live in my complex, if that's what you're referring to. As Andy Samberg put it - that ain't me bro.

king9er
11-18-2009, 07:31 PM
I think this was the jerk who told me Santa wasn't real.

BlueJayFanDan
11-20-2009, 07:33 PM
knitting.....crossword puzzles.....jigsaw puzzles.......golf............making paper airplanes.......watching paint dry



all of these are hobbies, and you should really think about taking one up

Oh man you just gave me an amazing laugh with that. Thank you so much. :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

mystro810
11-20-2009, 08:45 PM
what a worthless thread