Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series Collector's Edition|
Actor: Los Angeles Dodgers-1988 World Series
Director: Los Angeles Dodgers
Genres: Television, Sports
THE DRAMATIC 1988 NLCS GAME 4, THE PENNANT-CLINCHING GAME 7, AND ALL FIVE WORLD SERIES GAMES AGAINST THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS. — The last month of the 1988 Major League Baseball season was dominated by Orel Hershiser s record-... more »
Great series for Dodger fans
Michael R. Chernick | Holland PA | 04/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What an interesting World Series this was. We see the best of Tommy Lasorda as a manager, the coming of age of Orel Hershiser the famous Kirk Gibson home run off Eckersley and the blossoming of McGwire and Canseco as the bash brothers. Little did we know about steroid use at that time. So the Lasorda-led Dodgers were able to defeat the more youthful and upstart Oakland As. Another Oakland World Championship had to wait until 1989 (the very next season).
This has to be a best seller among Dodger fans. I bet Bruce Kendall has this in his collection. It's a wonder that he hasn't reviewed it."
It Sure Sounds Great
Robert Weingartner | Staten Island, New York United States | 03/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Series DVD Collector's Edition
* Dozens of bonus features enhance your appreciation of Dodgers glory!
* Includes NLCS Game 5 at Shea and Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.
* Seven complete games chronicle the Dodgers' unlikely march to 1988 World Champions.
A California classic comes brilliantly to life with this complete collection!
The last month of the 1988 Major League Baseball® season was dominated by Orel Hershiser's record-setting scoreless-innings streak. But while Hershiser closed the season with 59 consecutive scoreless innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers® entered the postseason as distinct underdogs.
Their first challenge was the mighty New York Mets®, winners of 100 games with deep pitching, balanced power, and a battle-tested roster. Then in the World Series® they faced the powerful Oakland Athletics®. Led by the Bash Brothers, Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, this stacked squad won 104 games and then swept the Boston Red Sox® in the American League Championship Series®.
As the seven games in this remarkable DVD collection prove, 'that's why they play the games.' The Dodgers had the ever-optimistic motivation of manager Tommy Lasorda. The Dodgers had the ferocity and determination of "Bulldog" Hershiser. The Dodgers had the singular cast of players who far exceeded the sum of the parts and became an unstoppable team. The Dodgers had the 1988 National League MVP, the inspirational lion-hearted leadership of Kirk Gibson, who with one dramatic swing crushed the spirit of the Athletics and carved out a special place in the World Series pantheon.
In the end, the Dodgers had the Series, and now you can have it in its unedited, thrilling entirety with this official DVD collection!
DVD Bonus Features include:
* 1988 World Series Trophy and MVP Award Presentations
* 1988 Ring Ceremony
* Inside the Moments: Gibson's Home Run
* Orel Hershiser: The Scoreless Streak
* Locker Room Interviews Following the Gibson Home Run
* Award Ceremonies: Kirk Gibson 1988 NL MVP, Orel Hershiser 1988 NL Cy Young
* Interviews: Tommy Lasorda, Kirk Gibson, Dennis Eckersley, Tony LaRussa, Sparky Anderson
Special Game Footage includes:
* Hershiser's 20th Win
* Orel Breaks the MLB Scoreless Innings Record
* Dodgers Clinch NL West
* Dodgers Big 2nd Inning of NLCS Game 2
* Jack Buck's Historic Call of Gibson's World Series HR
* Last Out of the 1988 World Series"
I HAVE seen it all and DO believe!!!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 03/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"first off to answer the question of the "reviewer" who hasn't seen it..
YES, as a bonus feature one can watch the Kirk Gibson home run with the alternate Joe Buck, "I can't believe what I just saw" call. All of us in LA will continue to prefer the Vin Scully called as aired...when Vinny just shut up and let the scene play out after he called the homer.
Back to the set...its pretty great..
a couple of games from the improbable Mets Series and then the complete world series..and lots of bonus interviews and awards presentations on the last DVD.
If you are a Dodger fan...its hard to believe its been 20 years...buy this. It is much more than one home run...Hershiser had one of the best seasons and post seasons a pitcher EVER had...and many fringe players like Micky Hatcher came through in the clutch. a lot of goodies here and lets hope 1981 when we (oops I've given away my bias) upset the Yankees gets this sort of presentation!
Go Big Blue!!"
Worth A Look.
Paws McGee | Connecticut | 11/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Dodger fan, or a baseball junkie like me, you will enjoy this dvd box set. As a Dodger fan you may long for more than two games from the NLCS.Game 4 and 7 were both thrilling. However, that was an incredible series against The Mets. MLB should have put all seven games in the collection. I am not a fan of LA and I was wanting more. Overall, it is a nice set for any Dodger fan or a fan of baseball in general."