Upcoming PBS Documentary on Fenway Park

trekfan55

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Please someone tell me how to get a hold of this. Where would it be streaming?
 

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Please someone tell me how to get a hold of this. Where would it be streaming?
I usually watch on the PBS app, but often you have to be a member, which, I am assuming you are not, as you live in another country.
I searched PBS.org just now, but of course it's not there b/c it hasn't aired yet.
Another possibility, after it airs, is Amazon. They have some PBS stuff, but I always prefer the PBS app so I don't know what they have.
 

trekfan55

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I usually watch on the PBS app, but often you have to be a member, which, I am assuming you are not, as you live in another country.
I searched PBS.org just now, but of course it's not there b/c it hasn't aired yet.
Another possibility, after it airs, is Amazon. They have some PBS stuff, but I always prefer the PBS app so I don't know what they have.
Thanks. I can get a log in off a cable provider. Would that work?
 

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PBS is almost always included in any cable package as it is an over the air broadcast network. The network is similarly included in non-cable internet TV services such as Fubo or YouTube. Boston’s PBS channel is WGBH.
 

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Please- no Shank, no Mike Barnicle, no Doris Kearns Goodwin.
These grifters on The Curse(TM) had to have smelled this coming and invited themselves as the "local historians" that the host speaks to. That is what has me less than excited, but we will see. I'd prefer an author like Glenn Stout who has written some books about the Sox and history of Fenway.
 

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I live in Asia and find most PBS content on YouTube. There are also shady linking sites that have most PBS (and other) content. I'll look for this when I have some time.
 

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I watched it. Too much curse talk for my blood and any Shank at all is too much. I give it a C.
Yes. It was clearly made for someone outside of Boston who isn't super familiar with the Red Sox. I thought the few minutes with Janet Marie Smith were the best part and could have watched another half hour of just that. But I'm someone who knows all about the story of the team and was looking to learn more about the history of the ballpark itself.
 

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Yeah. That was more of a Red Sox retrospective than a Fenway Park deep-dive, but I had fun with it. Bill Lee’s brief appearance fucking killed me.

David Rubenstein might be the single least charismatic person on the planet. It was like watching my high school guidance counselor talk about a coffee table book.
 

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That was......not very good. I've got notes after watching this, and went in with high hopes. "Fenway Park (up to 45% non-Fenway filler)" would have been a more appropriate title. Not sure what Shea, Yankee and Busch Stadiums have to do with Fenway; or Huntington Avenue Grounds for that matter. Selling Ruth and that extended curse nonsense? Maybe they could have mentioned that the transaction included a mortgage on the fucking park they are doing a profile about? David Ortiz became a Red Sox legend in 2013? Had been pretty invisible up to that point in his 10 year Sox tenure. Glad he got a chance to make himself immortal. Bill Lee's story was great, but maybe a snippet instead about what standing on the mound was like? I could go on but already feeling salty enough.

Other takeaways:

- 1st time I've watched any extended Game 6, 1986 "highlights" and felt nothing. In fairness, only watched more than the 2 second Buckner clip thrice since that night, but there was the time in 2003 where the PTSD led me to walk directly into a bar and drink several shots of whiskey.

- This was the 1st time I've watched The Steal and felt 10000% sure he was in well before the tag was applied. Up to now that tag looked instantaneous with Robert's hand touching 2nd and felt the ump would call him out.

- Ortiz still brings a tear to my eye when watching 2004 highlights. It's 19 years later and my love for that man hasn't ebbed in the slightest.