Every spring something magical happens when the new baseball season starts, everything starts anew. That is precisely what makes baseball so important to America. No matter what state the world is in, regardless of the economic climate, there's always the chance in April that your favorite team could compete for a World Series title this season. It's like being born every year. Yeah, it sounds a little corny, but tha's what baseball does to us. No movie solidified the fact that baseball is woven into the fabric of our national consciousness more than Field of Dreams. “The one constant through all the years…has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past…. It reminds us of all that once was good and could be again.” When James Earl Jones delivers these lines as writer Terence Mann near the end of the film he is succinctly and simply saying that baseball is America (and vice versa).