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Topic: baseball

Play ball (again and again)!

Does not include ‘Jim Traber Gets Mad and Chases Guy.’

As someone who watches no more ESPN than the annual hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July, I’m not a fan of baseball — that’s the one with the bat, right? — but I bring this item to the attention of the many who are.

Next month, Major League Baseball and A&E Home Entertainment partner to knock some classic games out of the park and onto DVD with the “Baseball’s Greatest Games” collection. For the line, rare TV broadcasts of historic games can be relived, inning by inning, pitch by pitch.

The first 10 titles can be scored starting Sept. 6, at $12.95 each. That’s cheaper than a small beer at the stadium, right? And they are:
• “1960 World Series, Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees”
• “1975 World Series, Game 6: Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds”
• “1979 Wrigley Field Slugfest: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs”
• “1985 NLCS, Game 5: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers”
• “1986 World Series, Game 6: New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox”
• “1991 World Series, Game 7: Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves”
• “1992 NLCS, Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves”
• “1993 World Series, Game 6: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies”
• “2003 ALCS, Game 7: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees”
• “2004 ALCS, Game 4: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees”

Your favorite game not in the lineup? Don’t cry foul — there are more to come, including September’s release of “Baseball’s Greatest Games: Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit.” —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.23.2011 2 years ago
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Play ball! Again!

Presenting the R&R DVD Gift Guide, Part 1.

Now that holiday season is into full swing, I’m going to start pimping some DVD releases that should not be overlooked for gift possibilities. While not for everyone, certainly there’s somebody on your list who might appreciate such a disc.

We start with the “Official 2011 World Series Film,” which hit stores yesterday. I don’t follow sports, but friends who do tell me this year’s World Series was a big deal, especially if you were rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. From what I understand, they had one helluva season, and one that began in a less-than-favorable way. But turnaround after turnaround resulted in — spoiler alert! — the team beating the Texas Rangers and walking off with its 11th series championship, a franchise record.

“Official 2011 World Series Film” relives that championship season in a documentary format that features highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all narrated by “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, whose mere voice turns women to Silly Putty.

The double-disc DVD is available now ($29.95); a single-disc Blu-ray ($34.95) follows on Dec. 6. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 11.23.2011 2 years ago
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Grand-slam grub

The RedHawks season opens with more options for America’s second-favorite pastime: eating.


Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
When the 2012 RedHawks season begins Thursday with a homestand against our most-hated foes and history’s greatest monsters, the Memphis Redbirds, there will be baseball and sunshine. But most important, there will be food.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Take me out to Newcastle ...


CFN

Gazette staff
The 1919 World Series was tarnished by gamblers. Pete Rose was banned from baseball for gambling on the game. Suffice it to say, the national pastime and gambling haven’t made for the most harmonious of bedfellows.
 
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Name of the game


CFN

Gazette staff
The 1919 World Series was poisoned by gamblers who bribed several Chicago White Sox players to throw the championship.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ballpark naming a balk


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
What should we call our ballpark?
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Players of the Caribbean

One-quarter of the Oklahoma City RedHawks hails from the Domincan Republic.


Sports

Greg Horton
In 1984, Danny Hightower was playing ball for a minor-league team in Bradenton, Fla., a part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Now the athletic director at his alma mater in Owasso, he was in Major League Baseball about the time the Dominican pipeline began to gush forth with baseball talent.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Read it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Imagine baseball legend Ted Williams came back to life to play for the Boston Red Sox in 2092. Or just let Bruce E. Spitzer do it for you, in his new novel, Extra Innings. He’ll read from the book, field questions and sign copies at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Call 842-2900 or visit fullcirclebooks.com.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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