THE PLOT THUS FAR
From its grand opening on April 20, 1912 Fenway has enthralled fans with its quirky shape, playing field oddities including the Pesky Pole, the Triangle, and Green Monster. John Updike called it, a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark, Hitters call it a haven, and the legions of passionate fans who inhabit Red Sox Nation call it home.
This official MLB Productions program blends stunning archival footage, rare historic interviews, and all- new exclusive interviews with current and former Red Sox players to tell the tale of this wonderful ballpark. Fenway Park the heart of Boston, New England, and all of Red Sox Nation.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Fenway Park: 100 Years as the Heart of Red Sox Nation” is a documentary close to my heart. I’m a die-hard Red Sox and Cubs fan that is glad to finally have one team doing well. Well, let’s not talk about this past season. It’s better to acknowledge that Valentine left and everything is going to improve. But, what about Fenway? What about Tessie? What about the Green Monster?
The Boston Red Sox are the heart of baseball. There are plenty of new and archival interviews, but the whole affair just feels like a lengthy love letter. I know why the Red Sox rock and I know the basis of the history. Give me something that will make me think or surprise me. It’s a small concern, but it nearly drug me out of the film. Simply restating facts does not a baseball documentary make.
The DVD comes with standard A/V Quality for an MLB release. The transfer is standard definition and the Dolby track provides adequate support. There aren’t any special features on the disc, but it doesn’t matter. People are here for the baseball action. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
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