Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ken Burns' Baseball Documentary

As a baseball fan, I regret to admit that I have not been able to see the Baseball documentary until after my 22nd birth date. I came home this afternoon from work with the Braves to turn on the Ken Burns documentary on baseball. Not that I needed it all that much, but it forced me to see the beauty of the game once again. If you claim to be a baseball fan and have not seen this documentary, you need to immediately. I am on the first DVD courtesy of Netflix, and can't wait to get through the next 9. Here is a sample of some quotes that beautifully articulate the nature of the game.

"I think that there are three things that America will be known for 2000 years from now when they study ancient cultures: The Constitution, Jazz Music and Baseball. Those are the three most beautifully designed things that this culture has done."

"There is no parameter that prohibits you from performing more excellently"

"It's a very peaceful thing, there's grass there's outdoors. It's the wonder of holding your dad's hand and seeing that huge space where men play a little boy's game."

Watch it!

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