Joey Votto shares touching story of Field of Dreams ahead of Showcase game

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is about to play his first Field of Dreams game. In honor, he shared a touching story on Twitter.

Cincinnati Red First baseman Joey Votto will play in his first Field of Dreams game Thursday.

In honor of this upcoming moment, he shared a touching story on twitter about what the film and the experience mean to him.

Votto recalls that he “grew up” with the film. As a young boy, he often played tag with his father, describing it as “the most important thing [they] have done together.”

The 38-year-old then went on to write an emotional sentiment, which read: “In Field of Dreams, the film ends with the main character Ray and his father’s ghost having ‘a catch.’ My father died over 14 years ago. So it’s impossible for me not to feel an emotional connection to the moment Ray asks his dad for a catch. Just a moment together.”

Votto is miked during the gameso viewers might hear a little more sentimentality from him.

Reds: Joey Votto tells Field of Dreams in a touching story about his late father

Votto will have a sentimental experience playing the game, and he’ll make it even more special by sharing his voice with viewers throughout.

He is miked along with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ, marking the first time players have been miked during a Field of Dreams game.

The film itself is one that has touched countless people over the years for various reasons, but many for the same reasons Votto mentioned in his words on social media, as the father and son moments are special to so many are.

Even without this very personal element, it would have been an unforgettable evening for Votto and the Reds. But when you add that, it becomes a truly unique experience. Joey Votto shares touching story of Field of Dreams ahead of Showcase game

John Verrall

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