MLBbro Show Launched Missiles Into The Iowa Corn Field

MLBbro Show Launched Missiles Into The Iowa Corn Field

The MLBbros stole the show.

That’s really the best explanation for the dramatic finish in the Chicago White Sox’s 9-8, walk-off victory over the New York Yankees in Thursday night’s Field of Dreams Game in Dyersville, Iowa. 

On a night dedicated to actor Kevin Costner, corn fields and a 32-year old movie, Yankees’ sluggers Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and White Sox spark plug Tim Anderson put the baseball world on notice; MLBbros are the past AND the future.

 The three MLBbros combined for four home runs, three coming in the ninth inning alone.

Judge was the first to announce his presence in Iowa, blasting a three-homer into the corn fields beyond the right field fence.

 

 

Players had mentioned the ball traveling well to right field in batting practice, and Judge tested that theory early.

 Judge may have been the first to strike, but Anderson made sure to respond in style.

Anderson launched a two-out double down the left field line that sparked a four-run bottom of the third for the White Sox.

 The Sox expanded their lead to 7-4 heading into the ninth, and with their backs against the wall, the Bros from the Bronx did what they do best — HIT BOMBS. 

With two down and facing filthy closer Liam Hendriks, Judge dug in and smoked a 2-1 fastball deep into the Iowa night.

 

 

After trailing all night, the Yankees were finally in striking distance. 

A walk to new Yankee Joey Gallo set the stage for Giancarlo to put the team on his back.

Stanton unloaded a 2-run bomb to left field, and after trailing for most of the game, the Yankees were suddenly in command.

 

 


That was until Tim Anderson stepped up in the bottom of the 9th. While most cower in big moments like this, Tim has shown time and time again that he’s built for clutch circumstances. 

 

Anderson knew the ball was gone as soon as he made contact, and even hit the “it’s ova” — a la Vince Carter — the minute he stepped out the box.  Anderson had his official coming out party this week. The five-tool shortstop hit three home runs in three Prime time games this week. To be the face of MLB, you have to do more than put up numbers and kiss babies. You actually have to come through in those high pressure moments.

The walk-off was a statement in itself, but Yankee great Alex Rodriguez had the most poignant words of the night.

 


“If you build it… they will come” is probably the most memorable line from Field of Dreams.

Not only did the MLBbros show up Thursday, they stole the whole damn show.