“Don’t sell the farm, Ray.”
That’s what the character Mark tells Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams,” after seeing Shoeless Joe (or his spirit or whatever) for the first time. Well, get this:
According to the Associated Press, via SI.com, the property in Iowa on which that Kevin Costner-starred baseball flick was shot has been sold to a company called Go the Distance Baseball LLC.
Its original owners — Don and Becky Lansing — put the house, baseball diamond and surrounding farm land up for sale in May of 2010 at a $5.4 million asking price. The final sale amount was not disclosed.
Go The Distance Baseball, as you might imagine, plans to preserve the set. It still attracts tourists.
Per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortstop Carlos Correa will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a back injury. Correa exited Monday’s game against the Tigers after two innings due to the back issue.
Correa, 24, missed two months between May 26 and July 26 due to a broken rib. Back issues aren’t anything new to him either, as he missed time last year with back issues as well. This season, the shortstop is batting .278/.358/.556 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 310 plate appearances.
Alex Bregman handled shortstop for a majority of the time Correa was out earlier this year, shifting over from third base. That could once again be the case going forward, with Yuli Gurriel taking over at the hot corner.