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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Watch Ken Burns Baseball!!!

You need to see Ken Burns documentary on Baseball. I know many of you may have done this years ago. I didn't realize how long I had let pass until I finally got around to seeing it. Now, with Netflix and Blockbuster Total Access so prevalent, there is really no excuse anymore. I had never actually seen it in a video store for rent before, but once I looked it up on-line on Blockbuster there it was. It is absolutely tremendous, and will increase most people's baseball knowledge tenfold. My entire life I have known who Honus Wagner was, but had I ever seen him play? Did I know he was so bowlegged it looked like he could barely walk? Did I know an old Honus Wagner showed up a young Ty Cobb by out playing him in a World Series? Nope. Do your self a favor, watch it, or watch it again.

27 comments:

Wax Heaven said...

I have yet to catch it myself.
How long is it? Think the wife would enjoy it or is it for the diehard's only?

Fred Sarra said...

It is INCREDIBLY long, lol. It's about ten discs that go a good two hours each. However, it is really well done and my wife actually enjoys it. We space out the watching though. She already knows far more then any friends I have now. In fact she can blow minds now when I serve her up a question that she can knock out of the park. Want to know who founded the Negro Leagues? She can tell you.

dayf said...

That's a great series. Excellent history lesson, especially about the early game and the Negro leagues. I wouldn't recommend seeing it all at one sitting though :)

My only nitpick is the episode on the 50's is one long New York lovefest. There were 13 other teams out there, Ken. The rest is all fantastic though. You can pretty much pick up any one of the episodes and enjoy it by itself too.

White Sox Cards said...

I loved that series! I'm still waiting to find it at a good price on DVD.

AlbuqwirkE said...

I wouldn't have survived the past 10 winters without this series! After wearing out two VHS tapes, I upgraded to the dvd set.

If I ever have an opportunity to thank Ken Burns in person, I suspect I will babble like an idiot.

Bay Rat North West said...

I watch this series about every 16 months. I was always a fan of the history of the game and this is a great series. Nothing like actually watching Pete Rose slide, hearing the crack of Babe Ruth's bat and laughing at Satchel Paige.

thewritersjourney said...

Check your local public libraries too and avoid rental fees!

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