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Red Sox Memories (2008/Shout! Factory DVD/MLB)


Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C†††† Main Program: C+



The Boston Red Sox are enjoying too-rare highs as a struggling baseball team with remarkably faithful fans.They won a recent World Series, and as this link shows, it was cause for celebration:





Now comes a historical compilation that also serves as a crash course for those not in the know.Even if you are not a fan, the history in Red Sox Memories is amazing, is intertwined with Boston tightly and reminds us of the glory days of baseball in ways you might not always consider unless you are a diehard fan.It is also a reminder of the sportsí better days before money and egos got in the way.This is well made and very watchable, even though you might not always feel a part of the events.


The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image is not bad, but is a mix of old and new video footage, HD and analog, plus film and over quite a period of time.Why it is not anamorphically enhanced is odd, but that would have helped it look a little better.The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is stereo with occasional spots of obvious mono.Jim Fagan narrates.Extras include five clips adding up to about an hour on Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Dick Radatz and two on Ted Williams.



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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