Ohio dad builds gorgeous baseball field in backyard for his son
An Ohio dad went “Field of Dreams” and built an absolutely gorgeous baseball field in his backyard for his son.
Jason Kidd, 36, was playing baseball with his now 5-year-old son, who asked whether they could have a baseball field in their backyard. Kidd told WKYC that he dismissed the idea at first, but after reconsidering, the request didn’t seem so unreasonable.
“About two years ago my son and I were playing with his plastic T-ball set and he asked if we could build a baseball field in the backyard. I kind of blew him off.”
Kidd then reconsidered.
“I kind of started thinking about it. Then I started measuring to see if we have room, and now I have a baseball field.”
Kidd decided to get to work on building the field in the backyard of his Brookfield home. He removed some trees and a hill in his yard. Two years and about $30,000 later, he ended up with a beautiful field that includes infield clay, a raised pitching mound, painted foul lines, and more.
Kidd, who is a Cleveland Indians fan, named the field the “Re-Jake,” which is a take on Jacobs Field, the previous name for the Indians’ home park. He views the field as a way he will be able to share the love of baseball with his son. And he didn’t even have to plow through any corn fields to build it!