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MLB Bloopers: Baseballís Best Blunders + Redís Memories: The Greatest Moments In Cincinnati Reds History (2010/Shout! Factory DVDs)

 

Picture: C+†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: C+†††† Documentaries: B-

 

 

The Major League Baseball DVDs continue with two amusing titles that may not run as long as they could, but are entertaining just the same.MLB Bloopers: Baseballís Best Blunders is a fun compendium for fans and even those unfamiliar with the sport will enjoy.It also reminds us of how good the game used to be and how the heart and soul of the game was something to celebrate.It still has its moments these days, but big money, commercialism and scandals have tainted the game and it has not totally recovered.When the Pete Rose scandal broke out, he was punished and despite so many worse offenses by other players, yet he is still banned from the Hall of Fame.

 

Which brings us to Redís Memories: The Greatest Moments In Cincinnati Reds History, which shows Rose in his glory, the team remains the franchiseís oldest, starting in 1869!It has a proud history and this program begins to show us how amazing that has been, so much so that we could argue that their success set the tone for all future sports teams in all games.Even if you are not a fan (and a fan of other baseball teams; their rivals), it is a lesson in sports achievement and endurance that cannot be ignored.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 x 1 on both have a mix of old analog NTSC video, old film and new HD video, which is fine, though some may not like the 1.33 X 1 analog video being cut at the top and bottom to fit a wider frame.The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is also a mix of new stereo and older monophonic sound, plus you do get some volumes drops and variances since almost all the audio is location recoding.Older audio also has distortion, as TV audio standards in the old days were low.Extras on both discs include extra footage that could have easily fit into the main programs and some of which should have been added.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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