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"The Tenth Inning" (Ken Burns's BASEBALL)


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Save the dates and/or set your TiVos:


THE TENTH INNING premieres September 28 & 29 at 8 p.m. ET.


THE TENTH INNING is a two-part, four-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. A new chapter in Burns’s landmark 1994 series, BASEBALL, THE TENTH INNING tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day.


Introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, the film showcases the era's extraordinary accomplishments and heroics – as well as its devastating losses and disappointments.






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Just a few more hours to go.


I'm expecting a lot of talk about PEDs, the 1994 World Series that wasn't played, the Home Run explosion, and of course... THE RED SOX.


I wouldn't be shocked if they also touched upon Montreal losing the Expos, the New Ballpark Boom, "9/11" and the new Yankee dynasty (perhaps a nod to The Boss, unless post-production had wrapped by the time of his passing).


I'm hoping for (but not counting on) a mention of the Marlins somewhere. And some Bud Selig bashing. That would be a nice bonus.

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I enjoyed the special over the past 2 nights on PBS.


The Marlins got a mention, after a short segment on the Bartman incident. But no footageof the 97 or 03 WS.


Barry Bonds got a lot of screen time - a fairly balanced portrayal of his struggles with fame, drugs, and (perhaps unfair) expectations. Did you guys know that Clay Hensley gave up the HR that tied Bonds with Aaron?


One unforgivable factual error - Burns said that the DBacks won the WS in their 5th year - everybody knows it was year 4.


But overall, four hours well spent.

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