September 19th, 2011
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After this lost weekend of baseball, I needed a positive spin on the Boston Red Sox. Thankfully, I had just received the 04 and 07 World Series Films earlier in the week for review–and let me tell you: They were JUST what the doctor ordered.
Part 1 covered the 2004 World Series, and was narrated by Denis O’Leary. Chronicling the 2004 Postseason, starting with the Sox sweep of the Angels in the ALDS, continuing with the indescribable, albeit exhausting, ALCS, it concluded with the 4-Game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals to break the 86 year drought, and bring a World Series back to Boston.
I saw this film a while ago, back when it was released, but you know what? It didn’t matter. The 2004 World Series, and all the postseason games (OK, maybe not the sucky ones) that lead up to it, were infinitely special, memorable, breathtaking, and never EVER gets old. I could watch this frequently, and never tire of the idiots, the bloody sock, THE steal, and Kevin Millar saying over and over “Don’t let us win Game 4, because in Game 5 they get Pedy, Game 6 is Schilling and in Game 7, anything can happen.”
And my most favorite part of the whole experience that was the 2007 World Series? (Besides the win) The fact that the Boston Red Sox did what no other sports team ever did: Came back from 0-3 to win a best of 7 series. And the corollary to that whenever any OTHER sports team ends up at 0-3, you HAVE to mention the Boston Red Sox and how they did the impossible…
Part 2 covered the 2007 World Series, and was narrated by Matt Damon. This also chronicled the sweep (again) of the Angels, the come from behind win of the Cleveland Indians from 1-3, and then the sweep of the Colorado Rockies, making the Red Sox the 1st team to win 2 World Series in the 21st Century.
While it did not have the intensity of the 2004 World Series, (that was a very tough act to follow) the 2007 film brought back great memories that I had forgotten. Like Daisuke’s hit and RBI in the World Series, JD Drew’s Grand Slam in the ALCS, how DOMINANT Hideki Okajima was that whole year, and how young Jon Lester was, a year removed from cancer treatment and pitching game 4 of the World Series…
In 2007, most memorable for me, was how much of a FORCE Mike Lowell was back then. Before he retired, he was so injured, and in so much pain at the end, it was wonderful to see him in the middle of everything as he was in 2007.
Both the 2004 and 2007 World Series films were filled with interviews and commentary from the Red Sox, as well as St. Louis, and Colorado.
The whole DVD/Blue Ray, which releases on September 27th, clocks in at a little less than 3 hours, and includes Bonus Features such as Tito’s hiring Press Conference, all the Celebrations, both World Series Trophy Presentations, and much much more, You can buy it here at A & E.com, or wherever videos are sold. Its something ever Red Sox fan should own–so check it out!
But before you do that, I have FIVE copies to give away, and all you have to do is tell me, in the comments, below, which World Series was better, 2004 or 2007–and indicate if you want a DVD or Blu-ray… For me, its easy: 2004–for all the reasons above. What’s yours?
Deadline is Friday, September 23rd at 12:00noon. If I get more than 5 Entries, winners will be drawn at random.
Start commenting, and Good Luck!