DVD Verdict
Home About News Blu-ray DVD Reviews Upcoming DVD Releases Contest Podcasts Forums Judges Contact  

Case Number 22717: Small Claims Court

Buy Baseball's Greatest Games: Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit at Amazon

Baseball's Greatest Games: Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit

A&E // 2011 // 180 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 12th, 2011

• View Judge Johnson's Dossier
• E-mail Judge Johnson
• Printer Friendly Review


Every purchase you make through these Amazon links supports DVD Verdict's reviewing efforts. Thank you!




 

All Rise...

Judge David Johnson has only one thing in common with Derek Jeter: He also dated Mariah Carey.

The Charge

You've got to be kidding me.

The Case

I grew up in New York, but somehow managed to avoid being a Yankees fan. I had a brief flirtation with the Mets because that was the name of my tee-ball team, but I wisely jettisoned that allegiance and skated through life unattached to any particular hardball laundry. (Thank you young me for sparing older me a lifetime of crushing disappointment.)

Moving to New England, I soon absorbed a disdain for the Yankees thanks to pure geographic osmosis and have steadily nurtured that flame of bitterness. Yet my acrimony never seemed to extend to Derek Jeter. And I would wager even the most die-hard of Red Sox fan would agree that the guy is pretty hard to dislike. He's professional, accomplished and keeps his nose clean. In the pressure cooker that is New York, that is remarkable. Plus, it helps he plays with a premium douchebag like A-Rod, which makes Jeter look like Billy Graham in comparison.

All that to say, Jeter recently bagged his 3,000th hit (after an interminable amount of hype) and he did it precisely in the fashion a guy as blessed by life as he is, would. On July 9, 2011, in Yankee Stadium, against the Tampa Bay Rays, Jeter went five for five and his 3,000th was—you guessed it—a homerun. It was perfect to the point of nauseating.

The game wasn't bad either, undecided until the very end. Here is the broadcast, transferred over to DVD for Jeter fans to enjoy. It's the YES network, the Yankees' local broadcast, which is apt. Even better, there's an audio feature that allows you to watch the game while listening to the radio play-by-play. So that's twice the homerism!

The specs: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, 2.0 stereo, and sadly no bonus features.

The Verdict

This lean DVD is a missed opportunity to further pump up Jeter, but that's not what these releases are about anyway. For fans: Not Guilty.

Give us your feedback!

Did we give Baseball's Greatest Games: Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit a fair trial? yes / no

Share This Review


Follow DVD Verdict



DVD Reviews Quick Index

• DVD Releases
• Recent DVD Reviews
• Search for a DVD review...

Scales of Justice

Judgment: 80

Perp Profile

Studio: A&E
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 180 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Documentary
• Sports

Distinguishing Marks

• Radio Play-by-Play

Accomplices

• DerekJeter.com








DVD | Blu-ray | Upcoming DVD Releases | About | Staff | Jobs | Contact | Subscribe | Find us on Google+ | Privacy Policy

Review content copyright © 2011 David Johnson; Site design and review layout copyright © 2014 Verdict Partners LLC. All rights reserved.