The old year is almost out and the New Year is nearly here. For those who aren’t much for sports that just means it’s the start of a new year. For those who are lovers of the game, that means something completely different. It means the end of one sport’s season and the start of another. Any true lover of sports has noticed that as the old year comes to its end, the news surrounding the baseball world has been increasing once more. Right now, it’s mostly about some major trades. But as the calendar turns from one year to the next, the news will turn to America’s pastime even more. That means every baseball fan across the country will be counting the days until opening day. In celebration, MLB Productions and A&E Entertainment have given fans one more offering as they wait for the big day. That offering is the new single disc collection, MLB All-Time Bloopers.
MLB All-Time Bloopers is a laugh riot from start to finish. This near hour long presentation offers baseball’s legions loads of laughs. It offers audiences some of the game’s funniest moments both on the field and off. That also includes some of the most interesting antics not just from the players but the fans and even animals. Yes, even the animals make the blooper real in this brand new collection. Perhaps one of the funniest of the collection’s moments comes not from the players and animals, but from one certain celebrity. Fans even get some hilarious sound bites from the players own mouths from the sounds of the game. It all combines to make for plenty of laughs for those wanting to get their baseball fix during the offseason.
MLB All-Time Bloopers is separated nicely into about four different segments. It starts off with some of the funniest on-field moments from across the league and its history. From players hitting the outfield wall to running into each other and even making some really wild plays, it shows that for all the training that these professional athletes go through, even they are capable of making some of the game’s funniest moments. From there, it moves on to some of the funniest players in the game through the twentieth century. Prince Fielder gets some love, as do a number of other veteran athletes. One of the funniest moments comes when said veterans are profiled for their fan favorite rainy slip and slide moments. Others get their own moment in the limelight not so much for what they do on the field but for their clubhouse antics. One of those is a certain player streaking through an interview with his teammates. Thank goodness that was blurred out. Think that’s a wild blooper moment? Try the segment featuring the mascots of the game. That’s right, even the mascots get their own segment in this collection.
The players make for more than their share of entertainment throughout a season both for audiences and sports analysts. But the team mascots also make for their own share of laughs. And few have the resume of the one and only Philly Phanatic. This legendary mascot has more than enough material to make his own blooper reel. What fans do get to see here though, is a few snippets of the long running love/hate relationship between the Phanatic and Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda. Apparently, there was one incident initiated by the Phanatic of which Lasorda was no fan. Fans will have to check out this DVD to find out what exactly that incident was. It’s an incident that will keep audiences laughing and talking even after watching it. The same thing applies for watching the fans and even “fan mascots.” Wait. Fan mascots? That’s right. While they’re not the official team mascots, the teams have their own “fan mascots” in the stands.
Football isn’t the only sport with “fan mascots.” Even baseball has this dedicated legion of fans. They will get out on top of the dugout and entertain the fans in order to get them worked up, cheering for their team. Some come just as themselves. Others come dressed to the nines in their full homemade regalia. And they all come with their own moves that get fans both at the games and watching on TV equally charged up thanks to their moves. Baseball fans will get to see all of that and so much more throughout the course of this laugh-a-minute presentation. As if what’s on this disc isn’t enough, fans will note in watching it that there are sure to be more volumes to come as the seasons roll on. That’s because even the show’s narrator notes it’s only the first volume. That’s not noted on the DVD’s case. But being that it is noted, fans can be sure that the 2013 season will bring its own share of bloopers. Until it starts though, this collection will put smiles on any fan’s face for nine innings and more. MLB All-Time Bloopers is available now. It can be ordered online direct via MLB Productions’ online store at http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13235967&cp=2366583.706121.
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