April 29, 2008
I am totally exhausted today. No it is not a result of partying all night after the Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros nor was it an all-night celebration commemorating the Diamondbacks being back in town. The blame for my exhaustion lies squarely with A&E Home Video. From April through October I am consumed with baseball. I spend nearly every waking moment either at Chase Field watching a Diamondbacks game or catching a game via satellite or on XM Radio. My kids constantly explain to their friends, “During baseball season, if it doesn’t appear on the JumboTron then dad doesn’t know it exists.” That’s not completely true, I do try to remain abreast of current events by catching Baseball Tonight on ESPN whenever my schedule allows. So last week when I was approached and asked if I would like to review a video DVD my first reaction was to decline. The earliest I could possibly commit to sitting down and watching a movie would be 3 days after the World Series parade celebrating the 2008 baseball champion. But as I heard more and more about the video I was being asked to review I knew I would have to make an exception.