No, Kevin Costner Was Never Going To Throw First Pitch
One of the best (and kind of strange) moments from the 'Field of Dreams' game in early August was that opening sequence. You know the one.
This opening sequence that featured Kevin Costner, the lead of the iconic film, was simultaneously beautiful and odd. There was plenty of talks that Costner would be the one throwing out the first pitch.
"On the other side of that corn, we filmed a movie that stood the test of time. Tonight, thanks to that enduring impact that that little movie had, it's allowed us to come here again," the actor said.
The sentiment was beautiful, truly. After wishing the players good luck he kind of just...walked off the field. He had a ball in his hand and he was right at the pitcher's mound, so why didn't he throw the first pitch. There was no ceremonial first pitch that I could discern after watching the broadcast.
It turns out those rumors about Costner throwing out the first pitch were just that, rumors. His own movie father confirmed it.
In an exclusive interview, Dwier Brown who played John Kinsella in the film said that Costner had absolutely no interest in throwing the first pitch.
"About a week and a half before the game MLB finally called me up and said, 'Hey, are you willing to throw out the first pitch?' The thought was then would be that I would throw the first pitch to Kevin."
Brown waited and prepared for this big responsibility. Even on the day of the game he thought he might be throwing the first pitch. The ac
"I was as mystified and confused as anybody else."
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