I watched both halves of Ken Burns‘ “Tenth Inning” addition to his “Baseball” documentary, which aired on Tuesday and Wednesday this past week on PBS.
Good work as always by Burns, whose initial nine innings that aired in 1994 helped baseball fans get over the strike, and to some degree, realize how much they missed the sport at the same time.
The “Tenth Inning” examined the sport from 1993 through 2009. The two big topics were the players’ strike of 1994 and the steroids scandal. Hard to argue with that. Those have been the two biggest topics of the last 20 years, and Burns did a great job of looking into those, even without little help from any current or former players.
But considering Burns had four hours devoted to this inning of his somewhat ongoing documentary, I thought at least a little bit of time could have been spent on some overlooked topics. To have gone the entire four hours without anything on the closing of Yankee Stadium or the All-Star game tie or contraction seemed unusual.
That’s just my opinion. Like I said, he did a tremendous job once again, and I really enjoyed. If you watched it, what did you think?