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The Anaheim Angels 2002 World Series: Collector’s Edition DVD Review

If you can’t get enough baseball amidst the 2011 World Series, you might want to relive the 2002 World Series with this DVD set.

For Angels fan, the 2002 World Series was a special one as it marked the first time the team not only made the World Series, but won it. The club had a strong roster that year with the likes of Darin Erstad, Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus, Francisco Rodriguez, and closer Troy Percival, but their opponent (the Giants) had an equally impressive roster that featured Benito Santiago, Robb Nen, J.T. Snow Jeff Kent, Jason Schmidt, and Barry Bonds. Both clubs defied the odds to get to the World Series that year as they were both wild card teams. However, in the end, the Angels were victorious. How did it turn out that way? Read on readers.

Game 1 began as a homerun fest with the Giants outscoring the Angels 4-3 thanks to homers by Barry Bonds and J.T. Snow.

Game 2 was a high scoring affair, but the Angels managed to edge out the Giants 11-10 thanks to an incredible 2 homerun/4 hit/4 RBI display by Tim Salmon.

Game 3 saw another scoring explosion from the Angels as they belted out a whopping 16 hits. This led to a 10-4 victory over the Giants.

Game 4 saw the Giants bounce back after 2 losses by outscoring the Angels 4-3 to tie up the series 2-2.

Momentum seemed to be going the Giants way in game 5 as they crushed the Angels 16-4. Jarrod Washburn had a rough outing here pitching only 4 innings, but two of the relievers (Ben Weber and Scot Shields) didn’t help either as they managed to give up 10 runs in just 3 innings.

Down 3-2 in the series, it was win or go home for the Angels. Luckily, they managed to pull out a win to stay alive with a narrow victory of 6-5 thanks to Troy Glaus knocking in the winning run (I’m sure the Rally Monkey didn’t hurt their luck either). The most amazing thing about this game is that the Angels were down 5 zip until the bottom of the 7th.

In the 7th game, the Angels pitching staff and batters came through as they controlled the game from the bottom of the 3rd inning to the 9th inning to win the World Series.

Summary: As any baseball fan who watched this World Series knows, these 7 games are quite simply exciting. For Angels fans, this is really as good as it gets for the club (for now). Now, when are some Oakland A’s World Series sets going to come out?

Video/Audio:

To be honest, the picture quality is unfortunately fairly disappointing. Even though it’s only been 9 years since this series, the tapes make it look like it’s from the 80’s. The top of the screen contains a noticeable tape error which can be distracting at times. I really feel like there has to be a better print out there than this.

Viewers have the option of playing the TV Play-By-Play and the Radio Call in Dolby Digital Stereo. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver do a fine job with the TV broadcast, but the radio calls are equally good.

No Extras.

October 20, 2011 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , , , , ,

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