I have seen this film, and it is magnificent.
Dennis watched the film. Shockingly, he loved it.
Remember the goosebumps you had watching the Cards in the World Series when it was going on live? Experience them again, watching highlights of the Cardinals’ 2011 season, culminating with an in-depth look at the World Series, complete with commentary and shots you didn’t see on Fox.
So many great moments make this film must-watch:
- Jason Motte’s visit to St. Louis barbecue joint, Pappy’s, after Game One
- Pujols’ epic Game Three
- Different angles and commentary on Game Six
- David Freese’s comment about the Cards being lucky Lance Berkman was fast enough to score on his Game Six triple
- Slow motion shot of Motte entering Busch Stadium from the bullpen (seriously, chills)
- Tony La Russa’s reaction to the Series-winning out, and subsequent Puma Hug
- Suffering several smug “we’re awesome” looks from Nolan Ryan only to revel in the utter defeat on his face after Game Six
- …and so many more
A full description of the film, from the release by A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions:
In the OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM, the annual, crowning program from Major League Baseball Productions, St. Louis native and narrator Jon Hamm (Mad Men) delivers the redoubtable Redbirds championship run, from first pitch to last in a pulse-pounding documentary format. Providing comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, plus breath-taking footage and sounds captured by MLB cameras and microphones throughout the series, this DVD is a perfect way to relive the epic battle against the Texas Rangers.
The OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM will be released as a 2-disc set, featuring an exclusive bonus disc containing the complete NLDS Game 5 vs. the Phillies, a taut 1-0 pitcher’s duel which propelled the Cardinals to the NLCS and, ultimately, the World Series. Additional extras include behind-the-scenes interviews and bonus programming. Just in time for the holidays, the OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM 2-Disc DVD will be available on November 22 and will also be available in the crystal clarity of a single Blu-ray disc on December 6, both currently available for pre-order on worldseries.com.
Bonus Material: This Week in Baseball – Dave Duncan n This Week in Baseball – Lance Berkman n Prime 9 La Russa Segment n NLDS Game 5 Last Out and Celebration n NLCS Game 6 Last Out and Celebration n WS Game 3 – Pujols 3 HRs n WS Game 6 – Freese Triple to Tie n WS Game 6 – Berkman Single to Tie Again n WS Game 6 – Freese Walk-off HR n WS Game 6 Postgame – Berkman and Freese Presser n WS Game 7 – Freese Double to Tie n WS Game 7 – Last out and Celebration n WS Parade
You can check out a trailer from the film here: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=19994459&topic_id=25589412
So what do you have to do to win one of these things? Answer the following question in the comments below:
How many times in 2011 did Tony La Russa’s starting lineup feature the pitcher hitting eighth?
We have three copies of this great film to give away, so if there are more than three correct answers, we’ll draw three winners at random from those correct responses. Only one entry per person, please! We’ll announce the winners at Noon CT on Friday.
Good luck, and thanks to A+E Networks Home Entertainment and MLB Productions!