Chicago White Sox: 2005 World Series (Collector's Edition)
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Each game-disc slipcase sports box scores, team stats, game conditions, attendance, and trivia (number of foul balls in game 2 of the World Series: 55). Inside are complete inning-by-inning summaries, with scoring highlighted in red. Baseball purists can watch the games in real time (more than 18 hours in all!). The less patient can progress through inning chapters to such heroics as White Sox second baseman Geoff Blum's game-winning homer in the 14th inning of game 3 of the World Series, or shortstop Juan Uribe leaping into the stands to snag a foul ball for the second out in game 4. Though this set doesn't quite cover all the bases (all of the postseason games would have been nice), this Collector's Edition will thrill baseball fans with a sense of history. It will certainly make White Sox fans happy, but they'll be even more ecstatic if there's a sequel. --Donald Liebenson
- 2005 World Series Clubhouse Victory Celebration
- Official Trophy Presentation
- Parade Footage and Player Speeches
- Exclusive Interviews: Ozzie Guillen, Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Scott Podsenik, A.J. Pierzynski, Mark Buehrle, Aaron Rowand, Don Cooper, Kenny Williams
- Special Game Footage: White Sox Clinching American League Central Division
- Final three outs of the 2005 World Series
- 1.78 widescreen letterbox (non-anamorphic)
Top Customer Reviews
It would have been nice to have all 12 games in the White Sox' run (or at least the 11 victories), since the two clinching playoff games were on the road, but I assume the DVD producers don't think the market justifies such a set given that the World Series had a low viewer rating. But it should be a great addition to a White Sox fan's video library!
- Full coverage of clinching Game 3 vs. Boston in ALDS
- Full coverage of clinching Game 5 vs. Anaheim in ALCS
- All 4 World Series games agains Astros
- Footage of locker room celebration, victory parade, and division clinching win in Detroit
The production values of this set are outstanding; each DVD is individually packaged in a slim DVD case. The outside of the case contains game stats (attendance, length of game, box score, etc.) and trivia, while the inside of the case has game recaps. The DVDs themselves are arranged with every half-inning as a "chapter", so you can browse to the bottom of the 6th against Boston with ease at any time. The packaging and production of the DVDs is first rate.
The only "complaint" that I have is that it really is less intense when you know what's going to happen, but every true Sox fan needs this set; it really blows grainy Tivo footage out of the water.
I HIGHLY suggest they release a Volume II with all the other post-season games. I will still buy this because as a die-hard Sox fan, I buy any and everything commemorating the World Series Victory.
If I had any complaints, they would come from the first disc, against the Boston Red Sox. The quality of that is slightly lacking with green specs occassionally, including the famous bottom of the 6th inning. It's not enough to get frustrated over, but I did find it bothersome that this was in the way. Also, the MLB logo is in the left bottom corner in each game, and though it annoyed me at first, my vision adjusted accordingly to phase it out of my mind. Each game is wide screen. I also noticed in the game 3 marathon, that they cut a short bit out of the broadast to perhaps cut time. The pitching count was still the same in between them, so they might've cut it out due to time constraints. You'd have to pay close attention to catch this, and it's in extra innings. That DVD was 4 hours and 20 minutes long.
The bonus DVD was interesting, though shorter than I was expecting (58 minutes). I wish they released this a month later so they could've added the ring ceremony, as the other World Series have. But overall I thank A&E and hope they continue this trend for years to come. World Series are special events that provide memories for everyone baseball fan. I was honored my city got to play in one in my lifetime.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this on May 14, 2007 when I was still on deployment overseas. I was about a month away from leaving that hell hole and decided to pick this up since I'm a huge White Sox... Read morePublished 16 months ago by MAV
Reccomend for sox fans.... Must own this DVD if you're a die hard fan. Relive malice that was that year.Published 21 months ago by Corey Benson
The set is really cool and got it for a great price on amazon within like 2 or 3 days too. I got it as a gift for a die hard sox fan and he loved it so much.Published on May 28, 2010 by D. Patel
This product is just what it says, and if you're a White Sox fan it's one of the best things in the world. Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by NifflerX
The set was very cool. Would have liked to have seen all the games they won, like I believe you get with the PREVIOUS year's winner, the Red Sox. Read morePublished on May 27, 2008 by Shawnise R. Rogers
Excellent collection, priceless. I recorded each game on DVD and edited out the commercials during this World series run but the box set is also a must have. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by J. Quinn
If you're like me, you're a Right Sox fan living amongst the heathens in another major metropolitan city. Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I have been a White Sox fan since the Go-Go Sox in the 50's. On my 30-40 minute commute on the way home that Friday afternoon, I was listening to the game. Read morePublished on May 27, 2007 by Randy