As a journalist and wordsmith, I use words carefully, resisting the common urge to label things the best or the greatest, or to call anything unstoppable or unforgettable.
But with the 2016 World Series, “unforgettable” is fitting, since it had to be among the most dramatic, emotional and meaningful Fall Classics ever, given its two teams’ and their generations of fans’ 176 years of combined frustration, and the remarkable storybook seven-game Series, which no Hollywood script could have topped.
Major League Baseball’s official film The 2016 World Series captures all that with its release from Shout! Factory Tuesday as a DVD and as a Blu-ray/DVD combo, both also with digital copies.
Each also includes these bonus features on the winning Chicago Cubs: Regular Season Highlights (5 minutes); Clinching Moments (3 minutes); World Series Highlights (9 minutes); Parade (2 minutes); and Cubs on David Ross (90 seconds).
Also due Dec. 13 on DVD and Blu-ray is an eight-disc 2016 World Series Collector’s Edition featuring every play of every game.
As for Tuesday’s release, its centerpiece is a feature-length 97-minute chronicle of the Series, which deservedly can be called stirring, enthralling and — yes — unforgettable.