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Your enjoyment is intensified with Sleevestats - official stats, trivia, and game summaries right on each game's DVD cover. With more than 20 hours of Phantastic October glory, this set will be a cherished part of your 2008 World Series collection.
The Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Collector's Edition begins where it should, with the final games in the Phillies' pre-World Series, post-season contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It's exciting to revisit the Phillies' comeback in the eighth inning of game four, when they were down 5 to 3 but rallied on home runs by Shane Victorino and Matt Stairs. Watching winning pitcher Cole Hamels shut down the Dodgers in game five demonstrates why he was named series MVP. Moving on to the Phillies' domination over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, this box set neatly packages each game on its own disc in a plastic case covered in vital information: player statistics, the temperature during the game, stadium attendance, etc. Additionally, each disc includes the option to listen to alternative broadcasts of a game, one from the Phillies Radio Network, the other from the Rays' equivalent.
All of the series' highlights are here, including the seven innings that Hamels pitched in game one, allowing only two runs. Game two is still painful to watch, even in retrospect, for Phillies' fans, as the Rays tie the series with the help of starting pitcher James Shields, who gives up no runs in five-and-a-half innings. As everyone knows, the Phillies sweep the next three games, struggling for a win in game three as the teams duke it out on offense. The drama of the 2008 World Series, of course, came with game five, when the Phillies and the Rays faced the same opponent: Philadelphia rain. It's great fun viewing again the protracted question of what to do with a field that was becoming laughable in its muddy, watery condition. The decision to suspend the contest at the bottom of the sixth inning still conveys its historic impact, i.e., the fact that no World Series game had ever been called off while in session. Add to that the excitement, two days later, of picking up where everything left off, both teams playing those final innings with great energy and competition, and you can't beat this box set. A special, bonus DVD includes a number of highlights from the entire series. --Tom KeoghSee all Editorial Reviews
Great baseball action here .......The 3 WS games in Philly are compelling television for any World Series fanatic......You won't be disappointedPublished 17 months ago by Robert C. Alford
It would have been nice to have seen any type of budget for the editing to fix thing such as cutting away in mid commentary or cutting out mid replay. Read morePublished 21 months ago by cope
My husband is a big fan and was thrilled when he got this as a gift. I would recommend to anyone.Published on July 14, 2013 by Sharon
BEING A PHILLIES FAN I LOVED IT. 2008 WAS A MAGICAL YEAR THAT I AM CERTAIN WILL NEVER BE REPEATED AS LONG AS I AM ALIVEPublished on April 18, 2013 by John Murray
FINALLY! Philadelphia as a city won one of the major sports' championships! I was living in North Carolina when this happened, and was so happy. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Kaulana310
10 great CD's of my Philadelphia Phillies! Hope they win again this year! They are my favorite team whether good or bad!Published on March 11, 2013 by Theresa A. Madara
Im a rays fan....they had a magical season i think ill buy this even tho they lost, still a magical season. Hopefully they can win a world series so they can get a dvd.Published on May 7, 2011 by Brad
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they always have the nationally televised broadcast, which means you get the mediocrity of fox.
however, when i looked up this dvd on newvideo (one of the companies that is involved in the production/distribution of these mlb box sets), it lists as one of the special features: "Radio... Read More
Oct 31, 2008 by j r g | See all 6 posts
I also had the same question...does anybody know??
Jan 7, 2009 by Frow | See all 3 posts
I wish they'd included at least one game from the Rays' playoff run preceding the World Series. I realize some Phillies fans are uninterested in that (despite the context it would add to the Phils' achievement), but these sets really could/should be marketed to a broader audience of baseball fans... Read More
Dec 8, 2008 by E.R. | See all 4 posts
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