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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mets, MLB Productions has created an all-new DVD program entitled: New York Mets 50 Greatest Players.
This commemorative countdown will honor and applaud the 50 greatest Mets as determined by a blue ribbon panel consisting of Gary Cohen, Ralph Kiner, Steve Hirdt, Howie Rose and John Harper. The program will receive massive promotion and marque placement on the SNY Network in September and October of 2012.
The DVD features extended segments including 20 additional minutes that showcase the greatest Mets highlights of all time not included in the main program, plus exclusive bonus footage including a segment on the origin of the team.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“New York Mets: 50 Greatest Players” is a pretty decent look into the worlds of the boys from Shea Stadium. While it doesn’t really standout from the rest of the MLB releases, it’s a fun exercise in nostalgia. I was never a big fan of the Mets, but I appreciated their status as the loveable losers of the MLB. What kills me is how so many teams take a run at that title. What does it even mean anymore?
I don’t agree with some of the lower numbered players, but that’s the beauty of a list like this. It’s not about placement, but about the memories of those incredible plays. So much of baseball’s history is a celebration of talents that have long since left us. Excuse me while I quit crying into my Big League Chew and get back to my point. It’s baseball stat porn at its finest and well worth checking out.
The DVD comes with bonus footage and standard A/V Quality for an MLB release. The transfer is standard definition and the Dolby track provides adequate support. There aren’t any other 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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