A&E // 2006 // 125 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // May 18th, 2011
You either love baseball bloopers or you don't. And if you don't, you're probably a Communist.
Of all the professional sports, America's pastime is the most ripe for bloopers (well, that and soccer, which continually amuses me as to the depths grown men will sink to attempt to draw a penalty). Basketball? How many missed dunks can you watch before boredom sets in? Football? Ha, look at that guy somersault into the end zone! Hockey? Bloopers there lead to career-ending concussions.
Nope, Baseball is where it's at and if you're hankering for some old-fashioned diamond inanity, you'll find plenty of entertainment here. MLB Bloopers: Doubleheader consists of two one-hour programs: "Baseball's Best Blunders" and "The Funny Side of Baseball."
The first is the best. For the most bloopers per minute, "Baseball's Best Blunders" delivers, cramming in a boatload of on-field foibles. Amidst the random miscues is a countdown list of the so-called "top blunders," and they're pretty good. You get classics like Tommy Lasorda getting nailed with a broken bat, Ruben Rivera's moronic base-running, and a classic runaway kitten encounter.
"The Funny Side of Baseball" isn't quite a homerun; more like a fielder's choice. There are bloopers, but most of the funny comes from things like dugout pranks or players acting like idiots. Chris Kattan narrates the feature, if that influences your buying decision one way or the other.
Not much else to say. Despite the corny nature of the second program, MLB Bloopers: Doubleheader is definitely worth checking out for fans of hardball hijinks.
The DVD is lean: full frame, 2.0 stereo, no extras.
Ground rule double.
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Scales of Justice
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
* Major League Baseball