Michael and I don't take the local paper, so I tend to be a little slow hearing about what's happening around town. (We take a Chicago paper, not the suburban one.)
So even though this was announced in February, I didn't find out until Saturday that something really exciting is happening in my town. Kevin Costner is starting up a new minor league baseball team, here in Zion. A new stadium is being built about two miles from my house. The team will be called the Lake County Fielders.
Check out this cool logo.
Michael and I have been baseball fans since childhood (we bleed Cubby blue), but it's a long schlep down to Chicago, and prices are so high (parking, tickets, food). Now, starting next summer, we can go hang out at a ballgame without taking out a second mortgage or giving up a whole day for the outing.
Not to mention what an economic boost this will be for our town!
I've never been that fond of Kevin Costner. Suddenly, he's moved way up on my list of cool actors. LOL