Monday, February 14, 2005

Say it ain't so, Joe!

Third installment of Baseball arrived from on hold with the library. (My county's library system rocks, thank you very much.) It wasn't bad, covered the infamous Black Sox scandal, though most of the people commenting seemed inclined to wish that Judge Landis (baseball's first commissioner) had been more lenient. I'm betting that when the series reaches Pete Rose they will all be in favour of his reinstatement. (Boo! Hiss!) I think this is the weakest installment so far. It meandered without having much memorable content beyond the Black Sox. Informative, interesting and instructive still, but not like the first two.

By the bye (or is that "bye the bye"?) watching this series is a pretty serious investment of time (and money, should you choose to purchase it). Each "inning" (each disc) is a two hour episode. There are 9 innings, plus an extra "making of" inning. So we're talking about roughly 20 hours of documentary before it's all said and done. Which is why I'm grateful that I'm able to get it one DVD at a time from the library instead of all 10 at once.