Ken Burn's BASEBALL Part Two
Ken Burns, whose remarkable documentary covering the history of the game we love is being updated. It will cover the years 1994 to 2008 and will have one chapter (he calls the chapters innings in the film) concentrating on the 2004 Boston Red Sox run to their world championship. The four hour movie will run on your local Public television station in October. Make sure your DVRs and VHS machines are ready. Burns is asking anyone with pictures of the Red Sox (Jere?) from 2004 to submit them to this email address...
And here's the director himself...
“Baseball is a precise mirror of who we are, and I can’t recall a time that was more evident, particularly considering the deep emotional, communal, and personal impact, than during the 2004 ALCS when the Red Sox overcame the Yankees. And one impactful way to capture the essence of that is to feature those personal mementos, the photographs of joy and jubilation, the celebration photos in the immediate aftermath, the fathers and sons and daughters, that picture of a Red Sox cap on a gravestone of a loved one who didn’t live to see the day,’’ Burns added. “Anything that illuminates the feeling and moment of what that was like for those who truly lived for this team, those snapshots and memories, we hope they will generously share them with us. The story can’t be fully told without them.’’
If I had any pictures of that joyous 2004 I'd be emailing them now. Sadly, I don't. The only images I have are in my brain, and they'll be there forever. Thankfully.
Have a great weekend and a terrific Saturday. As always, be well. See ya.