Dad Builds a "Field of Dreams" Style Baseball Diamond for His Kid

Film location for the movie "Field of Dreams"

The movie "Field of Dreams" turned 30 this year. How's this for a sequel . . .

There's a guy near Youngstown, Ohio named Jason Kidd.  (No, not the basketball player.) Two years ago, his three-year-old son asked if they could build a baseball field in their backyard. And his answer was . . . yeah right.

But then he started thinking about it . . . took some measurements a few days later . . . and decided it was a GREAT idea.

They didn't have room for a full, MLB-sized field. So it's meant more for wiffleball. But it's the most legit wiffleball field you'll ever see.

He took out some trees, leveled the ground, and brought in dirt. It's taken two years and 30 GRAND so far. He says the best part was seeing his son's face light up when they put the infield in.

He's still planning to install a fence with foul poles, plus some lighting so they can play at night. And there's no corn in the outfield, like in the movie. Because their HOUSE is in shallow center. So they've probably got some broken windows in their future.

Jason says he can't wait to see his son grow up playing on it with his friends. And he hopes other people come use it too. 

(CNN / WFMJ) (Click for a links for actual photos.) Image © 2019 GettyImages

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