Major League Baseball’s 2022 Spring Training session is scheduled to launch Feb. 26, with all 30 of the league’s teams set to take the fields. Of course, thanks to the league’s current lockout – the first since the 1994-1995 season – that date might get pushed back. What’s more it may leave 29 of the league’s teams and their fans wondering when “next year” will happen. There is at least one consolation prize of sorts courtesy of Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory. It comes in the form of this year’s annual World Series presentation, The 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition. Scheduled for release Tuesday, the eight-disc set is another success for MLB Productions and Shout! Factory in the companies’ ongoing partnership. That is due in no small part to its general presentation, which will be discussed shortly. The bonus content that accompanies the collection adds to its appeal. It will be examined a little later. The set’s pricing rounds out its most important items and will be discussed later, too. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the collection. All things considered, they make The 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition a presentation that Atlanta Braves fans and baseball fans will enjoy as they wait for the start of the 2022 season.
MLB Productions and Shout! Factory’s forthcoming 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition Blu-ray package is a presentation that baseball fans (and especially Atlanta Braves) will find appealing. That is due in part to its general presentation. The general presentation is important because it compiles the entire six-game 2021 World Series along with the whole of Game Six of the National League Championship Series and the 2021 World Series documentary in one setting. On the surface that might not seem overly important. However, in the bigger picture, the inclusion of all of that content in one setting will save space and money for audiences. In years past, the companies separated the World Series and its documentary, meaning audiences had to pay extra and find space on their DVD/BD racks for each. Now with everything in one package, audiences no longer have to worry about that pricing (which will be addressed a little later) and finding space for the set and a separate documentary. That makes this collection a win for the companies and for audiences alike. To that end, MLB Productions and Shout! Factory are to be highly commended. It is just one of the items that makes this collection successful. The bonus content that accompanies the set adds to the collection’s appeal.
The inclusion of the 2021 World Series documentary is itself bonus content. That is, again, because it marks the first time ever that Shout! Factory and MLB Productions have included the documentary with the World Series itself. The documentary is certain to keep audiences engaged and entertained, this despite the lacking narration of rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. He did a much better job working on Jim Henson Company/Lifetime’s 2015 movie, Turkey Hollow. The documentary follows the Braves’ unlikely run to the World Series title after reaching only 44 wins by the mid-season break. The note of GM Alex Anthopoulos’ roster moves at that break deserved maybe a little more attention. Though, the tribute that the team made to the legend himself, #44, Hank Aaron (who died in January) during and after the documentary is reason enough to watch. Diehard Braves fans will appreciate the note from Manager Brian Snitker of how perhaps Aaron gave the team a little extra help during the season’s second half, noting how the team had 44 wins at the season break, and how the team had 44 runs through the World Series. That Shout! Factory and MLB Productions ensured the tribute to the legendary baseball star made during the World Series was included in the documentary makes for even more appeal. Between that and the in-depth story of how the team reached the proverbial mountaintop, the documentary offers audiences so much to appreciate, even if they are not Braves fans. This is just one of the bonuses that makes the 202 World Series Collector’s Edition so enjoyable. The trivia-filled booklet that accompanies the collection is its own enjoyable bonus.
This year is hardly the first that MLB Productions and Shout! Factory has featured a companion, trivia-filled booklet with its World Series collections. It is no less appreciated, either. Audiences learn so much extra about this year’s World Series through the noted information. For instance, audiences learn that “through Game 2, teams scoring first in the 2021 postseason had won 26 of 33 games. Interestingly enough, Atlanta scored first in Game 1 of this year’s Fall Classic, proving the stat even truer. On another note, in Game 1, audiences learn through the trivia, the Astros’ loss in Game 1 made th team the first to lose five straight World Series home games since the Braves’ teams from 1996-1999. That is just a small sampling of what audiences learn through the booklet’s trivia. Viewers and fans also learn that Houston’s win in Game 5 made the team the first this year to defeat Atlanta at home in the 2021 postseason. Between these bits of trivia and so much more that are spread throughout the collection, the companion booklet once again proves itself to be a solid bonus and then some. Add the appeal of that item to the fact that audiences once again get audio options from Fox, both teams’ home radio broadcasters, and even in Spanish as yet another bonus, and no doubt is left that the bonus content featured in this collection strengthens the set’s appeal even more. It is just one more way in which this latest World Series presentation proves so successful. Keeping in mind the engagement and entertainment that the overall content ensures, it makes the set’s pricing appealing in its own right.
The average price point for The 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition is $47.08. The price was reached by averaging prices listed through Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Books-A-Million, and Shout! Factory. In looking at the separate prices, Amazon offers the set at the least expensive price of $41.99. Book-A-Million’s listing of 59.98 is the most expensive of the listings, far exceeding that average. Walmart’s listing of $46 even is just below the average and exceeds it when shipping and handling are added in to the mix. Target lists the et at $43.49 while Best Buy lists the set at $42.99. Shout! Factory lists the set at just above the average, at $47.98. So while there are some more expensive listings, there is at least one relatively inexpensive listing through Amazon. Again, considering all of the content featured in the collection, there is no denying that the noted least expensive listing of $41.99 through Amazon is worth paying by any diehard Braves and baseball fan. When that listing and others just below the noted average are considered collectively with the set’s overall content, the whole makes The 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition a presentation that any baseball collector and diehard Braves fan will appreciate.
MLB Productions and Shout! Factory’s forthcoming 2021 World Series Collector’s Edition is another enjoyable offering from the companies through their ongoing partnership. The set’s appeal comes in part through its general presentation. The general presentation is important to the collection because it houses the entire 2021 World Series in one setting for the first time ever. That includes the annual World Series documentary that MLB Production creates to accompany the World Series presentation. The bonus content that accompanies the collection (including that documentary) adds to the set’s appeal. That is because it will ensure audiences’ engagement and entertainment just as much as the general presentation. The set’s pricing proves appealing for the most part, too. That is because of the breadth and depth of the content featured in the set and its presentation. Each item examined is important in its own way to the whole of the collection. All things considered, they make the collection another successful offering from MLB Productions and Shout! Factory, and one more of the best of this year’s family DVDs/BDs.
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