Remaking The Field of Dreams

A ball-park revival aims to restore the intimacy of an older baseball tradition

Midway through the fourth inning last Thursday, the home team was behind 16-0, and the restless opening-day crowd began to leave their seats. Rather than rushing to beat the traffic home, they set out on sightseeing tours along the broad concourses ringing the field. It was an epic day, the unveiling of the new Comiskey Park, and Chicago White Sox fans were ready to gawk. The splendor of the grass, the picture-perfect sight lines from the lower deck and the allure of the sun-speckled bleachers all trumpeted that this was a park made for baseball. Before the game, aging knuckleballer Charlie...

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