Dad builds 5-year-old son $30K ‘Field of Dreams’
BROOKFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio boy’s wish for a “Field of Dreams” has become reality two years later.
Jason Kidd initially ignored a request from his 3-year-old son to build a baseball field in the backyard of their Brookfield home in northeastern Ohio.
But a few days later he realized their backyard could fit a whiffle ball field.
Kidd estimates he has spent $30,000 on the clay infield, regulation bases, raised pitchers mounds and foul lines that he painted himself.
The family calls field “The Re-Jake,” in a nod to Jacobs Field, the original name of the Cleveland Indians home ballpark.
Kidd says he first learned how to play baseball at a young age and that the field is a great way to teach his now 5-year-old son the game.