Ahead of the showcase game, Joey Votto tells an emotional Field of…

Ahead of the showcase game, Joey Votto tells an emotional Field of Dreams story

First baseman Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds is about to take the field in his first Field of Dreams contest. He posted a touching tale on Twitter in tribute.

Joey Votto, first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, will participate in his inaugural Field of Dreams game on Thursday.

He shared an emotional anecdote about the movie and the event on Twitter in honor of that upcoming moment.

Votto recalled watching the movie as a “child.” When he was younger, he frequently played catch with his father, describing it as “the most essential thing [they] did together.”

The 38-year-old continued, “In Field of Dreams, the movie closes with the main character, Ray, and the spirit of his father having ‘a catch,'” before adding an emotional note.

I lost my father more than 14 years ago. So it is difficult for me to not have a strong emotional reaction to Ray’s father’s response to his request for a catch. One more time, please.

Votto will have a microphone on during the game, so spectators might hear him becoming more nostalgic.

In a moving anecdote, Joey Votto compares the Field of Dreams to his late father

Votto will have a touching gaming experience, and he will add to its allure by sharing his voice with the audience throughout.

For the first time ever, he will share a microphone with Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ during a game at the Field of Dreams.

The movie itself has touched countless people over the years for a variety of reasons, many of which are similar to those Votto stated in his statements on social media, because the moments between the father and son are meaningful to so many.

Even without this intensely personal component, Votto and the Reds would have had a memorable evening. However, with it included, it will be a genuinely unique experience.