View Full Version : Just watched 61*
3 to be 4
04-16-2006, 11:49 PM
on HBO. about Maris and Mantle. Directed by Billy Crystal. Gee, who knew Billy Crystal was a Yankees fan? :rolleyes:
04-17-2006, 09:58 AM
Got to see it, sounds good.
04-17-2006, 10:08 AM
It wasn't bad. Personally, I'm not a fan of either the Yankees or Billy Crystal.
Stlrs4life, since we are on the topic of HBO and baseball, if you ever get the chance to watch "When it was a game", it's excellent. It's a baseball documentary on HBO that is composed entirely of 8 and 16 mm home movie footage taken by fans and the players themselves between 1934 and 1957.
04-17-2006, 10:17 AM
61* is a great movie.
I try and watch it whenever I notice it's on.
If the portrayal of the Yankee beat reporters of that time period were accurate I don't know how Maris and Mantle kept from punching their lights out.
Those guys must have wrote the book on how to take words out of context and spinning fabricated stories.
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