Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Let's Play Ball!

My BBall Team, Yeah!
I am so psyched. OK well I'm not that nuts right now, maybe after I get back into the swing of the baseball fan role. As Major League Baseball (MLB) fans know the Montreal Expos were sold and moved to Washington DC to debut as the Washington Nationals for the 2005 season. Part of my preparation for the team's sophomore season has been watching the DVD Baseball Returns: Washington Nationals Inaugural Season 2005

Da DVD of da Inaugural Season I still need to watch the Great Plays of the season highlights and some of the Behind the scenes stuff but what I have watched brought back memories of the season. They also have the complete season stats for the team and the individual players, watching that would take ages, so I just touched on some of them.

One of the things that I found slightly annoying is for the still image Photo Gallery section, the music track they have playing is only something like 20 seconds long, so you keep hearing the music loop crescendo then loop back. The gallery is something like 10 minutes long or so, but it has some pretty neat images.

Another thing that drove me batty with this is in the players section, where they have a photo of the player show his number and basic personal stats (Position, Hometown, bithdate, Batting/Throwing hand, years in majors etc...) the way they flash the photos at first I thought I had a faulty disc becuase of the flashy jittering. OH well you can't have everything.

Watching this type of DVD is akin to reading an encyclopedia, you don't really read, in this case watch, the whole thing you just sort of hit the best bits and then if there is time go back over the bibliography and the background charts. At any rate it is a very good reference source for Washington Nationals fans. Plus with some of the disturbing news of the legal issue over the team's name, the problem with a new stadium, and the ownership status of the team, the thing might become a bigger collector's item for yet another defunct baseball team from DC. I hope it doesn't come to that, but who knows.

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