Being born and raised in Iowa, and a baseball fan to boot, it should be no surprise that one of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams. For those not familiar with the film, let me set the scene.

Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer, is standing in the middle of a cornfield when he hears the voice for the first time. ''If you build it, they will come." He looks around and doesn't see anybody. The voice speaks again, soft and confidential. ''If you build it, they will come." Ray hears other cryptic messages, such as "Go the distance."