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The Vet: The Complete History of Phillies Baseball at Veterans Stadium
The Vet The Complete History of Phillies Baseball at Veterans Stadium
Actor: Bill Giles
Genres: Sports
NR     2005     2hr 42min


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Actor: Bill Giles
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Baseball
Studio: Arts Alliance Amer
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 42min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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GREAT (but not enough) OLD FOOTAGE...
ShieldFan | USA | 09/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

Vet Stadium's opening day was on my 10th birthday.

When I was a kid, my next door neighbor was head electrician at the Vet and was in charge of turning the lights on and off needless to say, we went to a lot of Phillies (and Eagles) games for free during the early years of Veterans Stadium.

When I popped this DVD in, I was taken back to childhood days, just watching all the old footage...the wacky promotions they used to have, the Karl Wallenda high-wire footage, KiteMan, the Usher-ettes (my personal fave, as a young boy) and the players like Denny Doyle, Willie Montanez, Dave Cash, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski, Mike Schmidt, etc,.....

But it was a little too heavy on the more recent stuff, from the 90's to the end.

There was no footage or story on the famed "Picnic Area",...if I'm not mistaken, it was the first of it's kind.

Also, they made it look as if Larry Bowa got the 1st hit in Vet Stadium history...although, I believe the Expos' player "Boots" Day got it (top of the 1st inning). Bowa was the 1st Phillie to get a hit that day (bottom of the 1st).

Nor was there any mention of the late, great superfan that went by the name of "YO-YO". An older fella whose mid-game dances were a staple of old Phils game and even always got him consistent TV time (so the footage may have existed). YO-YO, to the best of my knowledge, was the only person to formally recieve a "lifetime" ticket to Phillies games, just before he died.

Other than that, it was a wonderful, well made trip down Memory Lane."
The VET, an Icon
D. Reider | Orange County, CA | 10/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a Phillies and Eagles fan since 1950, this DVD is an absolute must. Seeing the ballplayers from the 70s to the 00s on the field, hearing their comments, seeing Harry Kalas, and all the inside stories about this icon can literally bring tears to your eyes. Don't waste any time, get this and get it fast. This ranks very high on my list of memorabilia I have of sports teams from Philly."
Dave Y. | Seattle | 12/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this DVD is a real tearjerker for the true fan. The memories. The closing ceremonies on disc 2 were a little too long and drawn out, but it was nice to see all the old faces. Auld Lang Syne was a little much. Very sad to see the vet go. Very tacky how they put the little promo for the new stadium at the end. It's probably already changed names since then. Very sad the direction baseball has gone. ALL BUSINESS, NO FUN. Buy this DVD. Especially if you are from the South Jersey/Philly area."
Nostalgia to the max for Phillies fans
Christopher Barat | Owings Mills, MD USA | 12/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like the preceding reviewer, I would've liked to have seen more old footage (including more of those wonderfully cheesy promotional commercials from the 70s and early 80s) in this documentary, but there's more than enough here to satisfy most Phillies phollowers. I just wish that the club had kept up the stadium in the later years before it gained the undeserved reputation of an outmoded dump..."