This is a marvelous
retelling of baseball in America as seen from the ground - the
culture of stadiums, the ritual of afternoon games, the spiritually
sustaining rivalries. Somewhat enthralled by the images at its
disposal, the film has a way of almost stepping back from itself,
waxing poetic at a sighting of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse
Gang," or a glimpse of Bogart and Bacall in the stands,
or the legendary contests between the New York Yankees and Boston
Among the truly
unexpected sights is color footage of the 1938 World Series (Cubs
versus Yanks), not only from inside the stadium walls but from
the street as traffic cops, crowds, and vehicles amassed. Of
course, there are the heroes, too, often caught in relaxed, unselfconscious
moments through the lens of a teammate or a true believer in
the bleachers. A great experience all around.
baseball fan will love this video, especially if you care about
the history of the game."
DVD. James Earl Jones' voice overs are great. It's only of 8
and 16mm video footage with NOTHING else! What a great way to
watch a movie! It's very well done, lots of cool little facts
and tidbits about the good ol days. For example, before the 1940s,
players used to just leave their gloves on the field when they
went in to bat. They even have footage showing this. Something
you never would've known or seen otherwise. I can't wait for
the other 2 to come out on DVD!"
you have even a passing interest in the history of baseball do
not hesitate...BUY THIS DVD NOW! Incredible footage of the classic
ballparks and the past greats of the game.I was left wishing
that When It Was A Game 2 was available on DVD (it is
available on vhs). One of the best shorts that HBO has ever done!"
the greatest documentary on baseball ever produced."