Winter is here again, and with it, the return of the seasonal indoor sports. Luckily though, Jack Frost’s annual visit to America doesn’t last but so long. In other words, it might feel like a long wait for the return of warm weather and the sights and sounds of the ballpark, but it really won’t be that long. While those of us who prefer warmer temperatures and baseball wait for opening day (and even just spring training), Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory have partnered to offer those fans a way to pass the colder months in the form of the 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals. The 90-minute documentary takes audiences back through the season-long story of the unlikely champions. Given, it certainly won’t appeal to fans of the Houston Astros, but clearly will for fans of the Nats and for sports enthusiasts in general who might not have a favorite team. That is due in large part to the documentary’s story, which will be addressed shortly. The program’s bonus content adds to its appeal for the noted audiences. The primary and secondary content considered together, the presentation’s average price point proves to be money well-spent among the noted audiences. When that price point is considered alongside the noted content, all three items together make 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals a presentation that the noted audiences will find, a positive way to pass the months until spring returns.
Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball Productions’ annual season-ending MLB documentary is officially here, and it will certainly appeal to the Nats’ fans. That is due in large part to the program’s overall story. Audiences are presented here, the Nationals’ season-long story. From the team’s early season lows and struggles to its unexpected turnaround late in the season. From game to game, that never-say-die attitude showed, even as the team had its back constantly against the wall. Even as the team went down three games to two in the World Series, audiences see firsthand, the team’s resolve and determination to keep fighting. The editing and narration incorporated into the program add even more enjoyment for the noted audiences. Each hit, catch and dive works with the additional background in the narration and interview making the experience that much richer for audiences. Audiences get to experience the post-game press conferences, in which the teams’ managers express their calm despite the situations. The moments immediately after the games in which the players make their way back to their respective locker rooms are there, too, adding to the story’s overall emotion. The same can be said of the footage of the fans’ reactions throughout each game. All things considered, the story featured here touches on every aspect of the annual Fall Classic, giving Nats fans and sports enthusiasts in general plenty to appreciate. It forms a solid foundation for the program that is strengthened even more through the program’s bonus content.
The bonus content featured with 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals strengthens the documentary’s presentation in a variety of fashions. For those who want a shorter tale of the Nats’ season, that is there in the “Regular Season Highlights” bonus. Nats star Juana Soto gets his own profile in the bonus features, showing his own highs and lows. As if that is not enough, the key high points of the team’s post season are featured, too, including the team’s unexpected win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. That was perhaps the biggest surprise of all, despite the understanding that the Nationals had their proverbial backs to the all throughout most of the regular season’s latter months and the early portion of the post season. This highlights work with the regular season highlights and Soto’s profile to enrich the overall picture of the Nationals’ never say die attitude even more. In turn, they serve to paint a picture that is that much richer for audiences and appealing for Washington’s most devoted fans. The World Series celebratory parade puts the final accent to the presentation for fans, completing the overall effect and story. Keeping that in mind, the bonus content plays its own integral part to the whole of 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals. When the bonus content is considered alongside the program’s primary content, the whole of that content gives the most devoted Nats fans more than enough to appreciate. Keeping all of this in mind, it makes the program’s average price point accommodating for its key audiences.
The average price point for 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals is $19.20. That price was obtained by averaging price listings at MLB’s official store, Shout! Factory’s store, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The title was not listed at Target and Books-A-Million at the time of this review’s posting. The price is important to note because it is the listing for the program’s Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. That is just as important to note in its own right. That is because regardless of whether one takes in the program and its bonus content on DVD or Blu-ray, audiences get the same content on each platform in this set. To that end, the price point of less than $20 is money well spent for the aforementioned audiences. It puts everyone on a level playing field – terrible pun fully intended – in terms of content and price. MLB Shop’s listing of $17.49 is the least expensive of the listings while Amazon and Walmart only slightly more expensive at $17.89 each. Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ listing of $21.94 is the most expensive of the listings, while Shout! Factory and Best Buy’s listing of $19.99 is the middle ground in the noted listings. Keeping these listings in mind, the retailers’ largely sub $20 listings give audiences plenty of choices, adding even more appeal to the presentation. When this is considered along with the program’s collective content, the whole of all of this documentary a score of its own for the most devoted Nationals fans and sports enthusiasts.
Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball’s 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals is a piece that is certain to score with the most devoted Nats fans and equally devoted sports enthusiasts in general. As has already been noted here, that is due in part to the program’s primary content, which paints a rich, vivid picture of the Nationals’ season and surprise first-ever World Series title. The bonus content that is coupled with the noted primary content to make the general presentation one that the noted audiences will enjoy from start to end as they count down to the start of the 2020 MLB season. The average price point of less than $20 for the DVD/BD combo pack makes the program even more appealing. Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of this presentation. All things considered, they make 2019 World Series Champions: Washington Nationals a work that will score in its own way among audiences. It is available now. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online at:
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