Thursday, July 03, 2008
While ESPN toils with the fail that is Titletown (hey, Wipeout's John Anderson gets to anchor Green Bay's edition!), FSN is slowly putting out some awesome programs. As of late the FOX network has turned BDSSP into a sports interview haven, made Ron Artest into a solid interviewer and has added more episodes of the nutshottacular "Sports Science".
The network's latest effort proves to be no different as they unveil "Baseball's Golden Age" this Sunday night....
Each 30-minute show is an elegant, gritty compilation of remarkable rare shots and never-before-seen footage, culled from hundreds of hours of color film shot by the fans, the players' families and most importantly, the players themselves.The whole thing is a 13-week series of 30-minute shows and after getting an advanced look at the first show it's definitely worth your time. The production quality along is enough to keep you interested, but add to it the old time footage and interviews and it's a must see. I mean the first episode alone has interviews with Ernie Banks, Bob Feller, Bob Costas, Al Kaline, Johnny Pesky, Frank Robinson and Larry King. Be sure to check it out.
Woven throughout the collection of color videos from the 1920s-1960s are interviews with baseball luminaries, writers, broadcasters and former team employees all reliving baseball's simpler time: an innocent period of all-night train rides, day games, cigars in the stands and nickel hot dogs. A journey to the era when players spent their entire careers with one team, long before chartered jets, free agency and arbitration, a time when "playing for the love of the game" wasn't just cliche.
The debut is this Sunday, July 6th at 8pm.