Never mind that Ngoepe’s field of dreams was a bit patchy. Never mind that there was no home run fence. And never mind that the Randburg Mets’ park is hidden away on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, where baseball is as obscure a sport as you could imagine.
“I rolled out of bed and was on first base,” said Ngoepe, now an infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates.