This is the newest DVD from A&E Entertainment/MLB Productions. This is an addition to the Baseball’s Greatest Games box set, also from A&E Entertainment. This DVD features Game 6 of the 2011 World Series in its entirety for the first time in Blu-ray format. There is also a regular DVD for those who don’t have a Blu-ray player. The picture is clear and sharp and the sound quality is excellent on the Blu-ray disc. According to the box, the Blu-ray’s audio is in 5.1 surround sound. I unfortunately don’t have surround sound, so I couldn’t check out this aspect. I didn’t watch the regular DVD since we have a Blu-ray player. The back of the box lists the box score for the game. There are no extra materials on the inside of the case, just the two discs.
There is no commercial before the menu comes up. You have the option to play the whole game from the beginning or choose the inning you want to watch, so if you want to skip the innings with all the errors or just watch the 11th inning, you can. The DVD menu also allows you to select the audio feed of your choice – the Fox Network audio feed, the St. Louis radio network audio feed (Mike and John instead of Joe and Tim) or the Texas radio network audio feed. There is a disclaimer that reads, “For your enjoyment, we have included alternative broadcasts of the World Series games. Broadcasters often return to game action at different times; therefore, you may experience a delayed start to the half-inning play-by-play.” According to the box, you can also select English or Spanish for the audio feeds as well. (I did not go that far in the menu on the DVD.)
Now for the giveaway. I have six copies of this DVD to give away courtesy of our friends at A&E Entertainment/MLB Productions. Last week’s winners are not eligible. I have a simple question for you to answer. Send your answer and your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org to the following question: What were the runs, hits and errors totals for the Cardinals in Game 6? If you can’t wait to see if you win or if you don’t win, you can go here to buy your own copy: http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12643416&cp=1452371.2366583.
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