Baseball: The Tenth Inning (2010)

“Who in the whole country wouldn’t take a pill to make more money at their job? You would. “Hey, there’s a pill and you’re gonna get paid like Steven Spielberg,” you would take the pill. You just would. ” – Chris Rock

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Feb 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Supplementary addition to the 1994 Ken Burns documentary about America’s Favorite Pastime that updates information from 1994 thru 2010.

My Take on it – I was enthralled by the original documentary when I saw it a few months ago and was so eager when I finally found a copy of the supplementary film that updates what has happened in the sport during the 16 year period between 1994 and 2010.

Those years had many great accomplishments in the sport, but also had some very sore points and they do a wonderful job here talking about both sides of that equation.

They freely discuss the issue of steroids which still reverberates more than a decade later on a yearly basis when discussions arise about the Hall of fame votes.

This year, three of the star players discussed in this documentary; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling all failed to gain access for the 10th time to Cooperstown and are all off the ballot for future voting.

The interviews are once again great and the ones with modern sportswriters are the most telling and interesting to listen to.

There aren’t many players interviewed in this supplement, but the few who are shown like Pedro Martinez are able to add some great insight into this 16 year era when baseball had numerous ups and downs.

Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The opening and closing music for this episode is “Let There Be Drums”, performed by Incredible Bongo Band. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10)


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