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Topic: Sports

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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Goal setting

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Fight this

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic
7 p.m. Sunday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno

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Bud light

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Andrew Gilman
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6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway

2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble
540 Ed Noble Parkway
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No respect


Gazette staff
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Charles Martin
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Run this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
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Grand-slam grub

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Food and Drink Features

Greg Elwell
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