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Thursday, June 11, 2020

ESPN ‘30 for 30’ Documentary ‘Long Gone Summer’ Tardy on the Fastball

The film’s running time is one hour and 43 minutes, but it’s a full hour and a half before performance enhancing drugs are even mentioned. Apparently, Schnack isn’t interested in telling the complete story of the ‘98 home run chase, opting instead to revisit the time when most of us experienced ignorant bliss about the situation.

Yes, we could all use a feel-good story right now. Since February, the country has endured a stock market crash on par with 1929, a pandemic like 1918, unemployment reminiscent of 1933 and civil unrest rivaling 1968. But two baseball players turning their bodies into human science projects and tarnishing the integrity of the game isn’t it. With extensive interviews of both McGwire and Sosa, this is really just a long-form piece of access journalism, with neither man being asked about steroid usage prior to the end of the documentary.

The results are expected: McGwire again comes clean and owns up while Sosa remains evasive and stubborn. The former comes off much better than the latter, which is ironic given how Sosa had more charisma than McGwire during their salad days.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 11, 2020 at 03:11 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: 30 for 30, mark mcgwire, peds, sammy sosa

 

 

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