View Full Version : Just watched 61*

3 to be 4
04-16-2006, 10:49 PM
on HBO. about Maris and Mantle. Directed by Billy Crystal. Gee, who knew Billy Crystal was a Yankees fan? :rolleyes:

04-17-2006, 08:58 AM
Got to see it, sounds good.

04-17-2006, 09:08 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, 09:17 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.