Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chicago Cubs Legends - Great Games Collector's Edition|
Actors: Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Mark Grace, Rick Sutcliffe
Genres: Television, Sports
The games included are: -Ryne Sandberg: June 23, 1984-5 for 6, 2 HR, 7 RBI -Rick Sutcliffe: 1984 NLCS game 1-no ER allowed, one HR hit -Andre Dawson: Aug. 1, 1987-3 for 4, 3 HR, 5 RBI -Mark Grace: 1989 NLCS game 2-3 ... more »
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Some enjoyment for Die-Hard fans.
Brian J. McCarthy | Minneapolis, MN | 06/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well here's the good: Video quality is good, all things considered. Loved Game 1 of 84 NLCS. If you are you are a true Cub fan, you will enjoy this set.
Minor nitpicks: No pre-game video. It goes right to the first pitch. Very little post-game recap. No mention of who the announcers are. I was at the 84 game and didn't realize it was Don Drysdale and Earl Weaver and Tom Seaver. It's great they only showed the games the Cubs won, but I would have enjoyed even the epic games I attended (23-22 Phillies win in '79) And I would have LOVED more Haray Caray games. The only one was the 87 Dawson game.But still a great set. Always a pleasure to hear Steve Stone too, one of the most under-appreciated analysts."
A very good set, however some things missing
M. Johnson | Buffalo, NY | 02/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have almost all of the A&E/MLB DVD sets. At best, they are exceptional. At worst, they're very good. This one is very good. While calling Derrek Lee a Cubs legend is a reach, the game featuring him is enjoyable. Rick Sutcliffe's game isn't worth watching more than once if you're not a Cubs fan. Plus in that game, some of ABC's graphics aren't in there. Also a correction from one previous review: Reggie Jackson is in the booth, not Tom Seaver. Sammy Sosa's game is missing one at-bat. Another thing, if you're not a Cubs fan (I'm not) you might find Chip Caray and Steve Stone's constant references to the Cubs as "we" and "us" really annoying.
That's not to say this isn't a good purchase, it is. "The Sandberg Game" is here, and coming from someone who hadn't seen it until getting this set it's one heck of a game. Two pieces of history are included, Greg Maddux's 300th career victory (as a nice touch, they added Maddux's postgame interview with Steve Lyons to the end of the DVD) and Kerry Wood's record-tying 20 strikeout performance. Bottom line, it's a recommended purchase for baseball fans."
A strange mix
J. Bossert | Champaign, IL | 07/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall, I reccomend this set. It's really a must for diehard Cub fans like myself. Some of the bonuses are pretty cool. However, I wish the powers that be would have made this set more about about the team's achievements than the player's. For at least 5 of the DVD's, the game in question happened to share both distinctions. And I would say we'd want 1984's 'Sandberg game' and 98's Wood 20-strikeout game even if those teams didn't make the postseason. However - while Derrek Lee's 2005 season was terrific, I would think most fans would agree with me that we have little interest in seeing a random game from a mediocre season (when he happened go get 5 hits) again. There are plenty more games that meant more in terms of the team achievements and their post-season aspirations (such as one in September of '89 - a division winnning season- they were down 9 runs to the Astros, and won it 10-9. Where's the DVD of that game? Or how about game 163 in '98-giving them the wild card? Both of those games mean a lot more than the Lee game - or the '87 Dawson game (which, despite what Dawson accomplished, was for a LAST PLACE team.)
I hope me and others can write the powers that be to follow this set up with something more about team accomplishment."