Monday, November 19, 2012

Jumping out of his seat

The San Francisco Chronicle's Dave Weigand has given a stellar review to the official DVD about the 2012 World Series champs. The little man is jumping out of his seat. Some excerpts -- 


-- I can remember a time when the idea of re-watching a baseball game seemed like a waste of time. After all, if you had seen it the first time and knew the final score, what was the point?
All of that was before 2010, and now that the Giants are being fitted for another series of World Series rings, watching the official MLB DVD of the road to Detroit, being released Tuesday, is almost as much fun as watching the playoff games and the four Series games when they were played.


-- The Giants' season had more than its share of bumps, including the loss of Brian Wilson and the 50-game suspension of Melky Cabrera. It should be noted that the MLB film mentions Cabrera's suspension, but doesn't remind viewers it was for juicing: That's one of the differences between an MLB production and, say, how Fox Sports might report on the team's status.
On the other hand, with the MLB film, you don't have to put up with pointless distractions like dugout interviews and an infuriating promotional chat with the head of Taco Bell while the game is going on.


-- You get a glimpse of Ryan Vogelsong's mind, for example, when he thought about his long and sometimes winding career journey just as he was about to take the mound in Game 3 against Detroit.
He didn't know how much time he had left but had decided, "If I was going to be done, I wanted to end my career as a Giant."


The Giants' season had more than its share of bumps, including the loss of Brian Wilson and the 50-game suspension of Melky Cabrera. It should be noted that the MLB film mentions Cabrera's suspension, but doesn't remind viewers it was for juicing: That's one of the differences between an MLB production and, say, how Fox Sports might report on the team's status.
On the other hand, with the MLB film, you don't have to put up with pointless distractions like dugout interviews and an infuriating promotional chat with the head of Taco Bell while the game is going on.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/SF-Giants-Official-2012-World-Series-Film-review-4050507.php#ixzz2Cjzqh3ug
The Giants' season had more than its share of bumps, including the loss of Brian Wilson and the 50-game suspension of Melky Cabrera. It should be noted that the MLB film mentions Cabrera's suspension, but doesn't remind viewers it was for juicing: That's one of the differences between an MLB production and, say, how Fox Sports might report on the team's status.
On the other hand, with the MLB film, you don't have to put up with pointless distractions like dugout interviews and an infuriating promotional chat with the head of Taco Bell while the game is going on.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/SF-Giants-Official-2012-World-Series-Film-review-4050507.php#ixzz2Cjzqh3ug

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