MLB Field of Dreams Game Between Cardinals, White Sox Postponed Due to COVID-19

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A ball is seen in the dugout with a St. Louis Cardinals hat during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, July 12, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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The Field of Dreams game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox has been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday:

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MLB also officially postponed the Field of Dreams game while announcing the White Sox are expected to play it next August https://t.co/yDgik6Bg3Z

Per the release, MLB hopes to hold a Field of Dreams game in 2021, with the White Sox as one of the teams involved.

On Monday, ESPN's Jeff Passan noted St. Louis' series against the Detroit Tigers this week was postponed following 13 positive COVID-19 tests within the Cardinals organization. The team has not played since Wednesday, July 29.

Seven of the positive tests were players and six were staff members, according to Rosenthal. General manager John Mozeliak said five of those who tested positive were asymptomatic and the other eight have "light symptoms" that do not require hospitalization, per Passan.

The Cardinals are tentatively scheduled to resume play again Friday against the Chicago Cubs.

As for the Field of Dreams game, this comes a mere four days after the league tweeted out an update on the field:


MLB at Field of Dreams is becoming a reality. (MLB x @GEICO) https://t.co/5RcNZRTn3l

Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago noted the game was originally supposed to be between the White Sox and New York Yankees, but MLB's shift to a regional schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic led to the switch.

This is another cancellation for a national showcase game for MLB after both the All-Star Game and London series between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs were also canceled.

The White Sox are still scheduled to face the Cardinals in a three-game series starting on Aug. 13.