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|2006 World Series - Tigers vs Cardinals |
The Official Highlights MLB DVD Release
Actors: Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals
Genres: Television, Sports
From Major League Baseball Productions -- the official highlights DVD of the 2006 World Series! Narrated by Billy Bob Thornton. It is, quite simply, the beauty of baseball. The 2006 post-season began with a bevy of fa... more »
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I think I would have liked a better fight out of the Tigers
Michael R. Chernick | Holland PA | 04/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although we are reviewing a DVD or VHS tape I do not think that the reviews are intended to get into technical issues about the tape or DVD. It should to the material content, the use of editing and the drama on the field that should be mentioned. I prefer not to worry too much about technical quality. I don't think the differences are that great or that imprtant to mention.
This was a great year for the Tigers. Jim Leyland took over and righted the ship getting the team off to a amazingly great start that helped build their confidence in themselves and their new manager. To come out ahead of the Yankees, Red Sox and the defending Champion Chicago White Sox was a great feat.
The Cardinal who had been humiliated by the Red Sox in 2004 were finally able to bring a championship to St Louis for an Albert Pujols led team. But the Cardinals have the most championships of any National League teaams and the Tigers hadn't won since 1984. But this series was one where the Tigers were dominated."
Jon Oye | IL, US | 01/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"World Series highlight films have come a long way since the Cards' last championship in 1982. Back then, all one had to look forward to for a Series souvenir was a relatively low budget highlight reel, shot on video and narrated by the yeoman-like but predictable Mel Allen ("How 'bout that!") or the adenoidal and ubiquitous Dick Enberg. Having not purchased one of these MLB-sanctioned curios since the `80s, this year's offering was a revelation to me. Surprisingly informative, history-conscious, well produced, appropriately paced, and nicely edited, this is a dream DVD for long-suffering Cardinals fans.
I was a bit tentative when I saw on the cover that it was narrated by a celeb, but was pleasantly surprised to find that Billy Bob Thornton is not only unobtrusive, he actually complements the visuals quite well. Likewise, the player/coach/manager interviews are enjoyable, and it's interesting to hear their perspectives on the action we vicariously experience from our armchairs. Even the musical accompaniment is exceptional, ebbing and flowing with the action yet never overwhelming it.
Naturally, all of the Series highlights are there, as well as those of the LDS's and LCS's - including Endy Chavez's ice cream cone catch of Scott Rolen's would-be home run, Yadier Molina's very real and decisive two-run HR over the head of Chavez, and Adam Wainwright's dramatic, three-pitch strikeout of Carlos Beltran in the ninth inning of game seven of the Cards-Mets NLCS battle of attrition. Tigers fans can relive the joy of watching Magglio Ordonez's AL Pennant-clinching home run leave Comerica Park over and over again.
The rich history of Series meetings between these two flagship franchises is also acknowledged, albeit somewhat briefly, and is accompanied by commentary from Tigers great Al Kaline and Cards icon Bob Gibson.
All in all, a very satisfying package and a thorough overview of the 2006 World Series, which should please casual fans as well as insatiable Cardinals hardcores like myself."
Tribute to Baseball and the "Little Cardinals" that Could...
David M. Garrett | San Antonio, Texas USA | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For St. Louis Cardinals fans, a delightful review of an unexpected playoff run and World Series Championship. For Tiger fans a reminder that all the little things count, including pitchers fielding their position. For all of us, a reminder that under-estimated, smaller payroll teams like Detroit and St. Louis can play great baseball. Generally well produced and lively, this DVD covers key highlights of the 2006 division, NLCS and World Series games and all of its unlikely heros (and goats). Thorton's narration is engaging. Player interviews add context and insight. Great for Cardinal Fans, the DVD could have been a bit more balanced in representing Tiger players and Detroit's laudable resurrection from a mere 70+ wins a season ago. To use a worn cliche`, you knew it was "in the Cards" when rookie Adam Wainwright, making the league minimum, strikes out Card-Killer, and multi-million dollar star Carlos Beltran on three pitches to win the NLCS for the Redbirds. Like Boston in 2004, momentum means a lot, and this fun video has plenty of that. Enjoy."