[Baseball History] The Bronx is Burning
upthesecularhumanists : July 9, 2007 09:54 AM

Anyone watching this tonight? It's an eight part miniseries about the 1977 Yankees and New York City in turmoil. Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" from a baseball perspective.

I've heard that ESPN's other attempts at original programming have been less than stellar so my expectations remain low but I'll give it chance. I like the casting of John Turturro as Billy Martin and Oliver Platt as his boss. It leaves me pondering what the Coen brothers would do with this project.


tomhamilton : July 9, 2007 12:28 PM

I'm going to record it and save it for a rainy day when I have nothing better to do. Let us know what you think of it so I'll know if it is worth the effort.


Ford Fricks Asterisk : July 9, 2007 12:47 PM

I didn't even realize it was an 8-parter. I haven't been impressed with ESPN's previous original programs, and generally think it's bad practice for what's supposed to be a media outlet to make up their own dramas based on sports figures, but I'll probably record it, too... at least give it a chance.

Of course, since I'll already have to record the home run derby and the All-Star Game, and then am leaving for vacation at the end of the week, I have no idea when I'll actually get around to watching it.

Speaking of which, next weekend I'll be watching baseball in Baltimore with Swampy and Van Lingle Mungo (along with a couple other friends who don't post here). When I get back, I'm heading north to see the Indians, Lake County Captains and Akron Aeros all in the course of two days. Game reports in a couple of weeks.


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