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30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:55 am

8:00 PM EST tonight, ESPN will air 'Four Days in October', the newest installment in its 30 for 30 series of documentaries. It outlines the monumental collapse of the New York Yankees in the '04 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox. These are an incredibly well done, and I expect this to be no different.
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby wrveres » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:54 am

whats the 30 for 30 ?

and have they covered this set of games yet?

gm 161 Saturday, Sep 29 2007 Loss 11 innings
gm 162 Sunday, Sep 30 2007 Loss
gm 163 Monday, Oct 1 2007 Loss 13 innings

Many people consider that game 163 to be one of the most exciting they have ever seen. I disagree of course, but many do.
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:10 pm

Speaking of documentaries, has anyone seen the new Ken Burns baseball documentary on PBS? I have the first episode on Tivo but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Is it worth spending 2.5 hours on?

edit: I should note as well that my time is most likely far more valuable than yours, so factor in the exchange rate. I figure my time is worth at least 3X what yours is, so before answering yes or no, think about how you would answer if the question was "would you spend 7.5 hours watching it?"
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby wrveres » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:58 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Speaking of documentaries, has anyone seen the new Ken Burns baseball documentary on PBS? I have the first episode on Tivo but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Is it worth spending 2.5 hours on?

edit: I should note as well that my time is most likely far more valuable than yours, so factor in the exchange rate. I figure my time is worth at least 3X what yours is, so before answering yes or no, think about how you would answer if the question was "would you spend 7.5 hours watching it?"

on that note, yes, you should definitely watch it. twice. :-)
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:20 pm

Yawn. Another ESPN piece on the Red Sox-Yankees. I looked at the wiki on 30 for 30 and the next documentary is on Steve Bartman. Shame, I think the 1988 Dodgers or Fernandomania would have made a more interesting documentary.

Art Vandelay wrote:Speaking of documentaries, has anyone seen the new Ken Burns baseball documentary on PBS? I have the first episode on Tivo but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Is it worth spending 2.5 hours on?


I've only managed to see bits and pieces of Ken Burns' baseball documentary until last week, the local PBS station aired the episode on the Sosa/McGwire HR race. Good stuff.
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:46 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Yawn. Another ESPN piece on the Red Sox-Yankees.


It was the only comeback in sports history from 3-0 down highlighted by one of the gutsiest performances in baseball history. It's definitely worthy of a documentary regardless of how you feel about either team.
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby RunReyesRun » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:51 am

I thought it was well put together, brought back some good memories of baseball characters / games (and I'm not a Yanks or Sox fan/hater)

It was weird seeing Johnny Damon with long hair in a Boston uni again.
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:54 am

I still can't get myself to watch stuff like this. Amazing how, even after being 6 years removed and getting a championship last year, I still get that same sick feeling in my stomach thinking about that series...replaying Damon's grand slam landing a section in front of me or all the Sox fans gathered behind the third base dugout at the end of the game, going crazy. I could throw up. :-b
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:57 am

too bad red sox was full of roiders
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Re: 30 for 30: Four Days in October

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:36 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Yawn. Another ESPN piece on the Red Sox-Yankees.


It was the only comeback in sports history from 3-0 down highlighted by one of the gutsiest performances in baseball history. It's definitely worthy of a documentary regardless of how you feel about either team.


Weren't there one or two 3-0 comeback series wins in the NHL?

I'm not disputing that there should be an ALCS 2004 documentary. Just saying typical ESPN and the '88 Dodgers should have their own documentary (it's also much more interesting ;-)). Shoot, Kirk Gibson's at-bat deserves a full two hours. :-b
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