There is no denying that America has a fascination with lists. We are constantly striving to order things and categorize them resulting in much discussion, fun, and even argumentation. What is the best? What is your favorite? Listing things has become almost as much of a sport and pastime as the items that are being defined. For baseball lovers, A&E and Major League Baseball have joined forces to launch a series of DVDs sure to provoke passion, disagreement, and fond remembrances. Called "Baseball's Greatest Games," the latest submission into this DVD archive is its most contemporary game yet. It is Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. For sheer entertainment and suspense, this is a great modern classic that emphasizes perseverance, resilience, and a never-say-die spirit that make it so memorable.
Unlike other choices in the Greatest Game archives (some date back to 1960), the televised quality of the production is as advanced as you might expect. Also unique to this entry is that, for the first time, the game is offered in a combo pack that offers a hi-def Blu-ray option that includes 5.1 surround sound (as well as a regular DVD version). So, in my opinion, the game looks and sounds great. If you collect games and like to rewatch them, this gives the home experience an extra punch. Also, the discs do offer optional radio play-by-play commentary to expand the viewing party into yet another dimension.
This is a great choice for baseball enthusiasts and a must-have for die-hard Cardinal fans! Busch Stadium, October 27, 2011, 11 innings. KGHarris, 3/12.