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Modern Marvels - Baseball Parks (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives)
Modern Marvels - Baseball Parks
History Channel
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Sports, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min

Step up to the plate and play ball as we take you on a tour of those amazing edifices of the national pastime--baseball stadiums! From the sandlots and wooden ballparks of the 1800 and 1900s to the monolithic multipurpose ...  more »

     
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Genres: Special Interests, Television, Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, Baseball, Science & Technology
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not bad, just not so satisfying
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 01/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Since it is in the series of Modern Marvels, I expect, at the beginning, to see the technology building the ball parks. It is, however, not what contents in this film. The main theme is the evolution of the ball parks from 19th century to the present. Of course, it is good to know why a ball park shapes like that, why is it situated at the outskirt of the city, and why it moves back to the heart of the city. Through the film, I just feel it misses something, perhaps many. For example, memorable moments, HOFers or teams with that park are worthy of mentioning.

Like many DVD's of the THC, I always feel the running time is too short and I just grab the surface. This film is no exception. Every time when I begin to feel interested in what they mention, it just finishes and jumps to another. I'd like to see this topic addressed again in another DVD.


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Ball Parks
Robert Lynch | UK | 10/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you a a baseball fan and a history geek then you'll really like this. Growing up in the here and now I can appreciate all the stories my dad told me about watching the Dodgers "Where They Belong" in Brooklyn. It also helps understand how much baseball has grown over the last century. But with all the business that's involved now, to me it's still a game to love."