Monday, November 29, 2010


PaapFly readers: The 2010 World Series DVD and Blu-ray disc commemorating the Giants' triumph is coming out, and I may get a chance to check it out before it's released on December 7th. Also, I may get a few free copies that I'll be able to give away to a lucky reader or two. Stay tuned. The details regarding the DVD and Blu-ray are below:

Official “2010 World Series Film: Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants” With Narration by Actor Rob Schneider

2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and Single Disc DVD
Available Nationwide on December 7, 2010

The 2010 Fall Classic proved the “Year of the Pitcher” to be true when the San Francisco Giants rode their power staff and timely hitting to vanquish the Texas Rangers. Fifty-two years after moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958, the Giants won their first World Series title in San Francisco and sixth overall in franchise history, the team’s first since 1954 when the then New York Giants bested the Cleveland Indians in a series best known for Willie Mays classic over-the-shoulder catch.

Celebrating the excitement of this year’s Fall Classic, Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory are offering baseball fans the ultimate insider’s look at the Giants’ quest to win this year’s World Series title with a four-games-to-one series victory over the Rangers. The official 2010 World Series Film: Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and single disc DVD, debuting in-stores nationwide on December 7, 2010, grants fans the opportunity to relive the long-awaited Giants triumph, putting an end to a World Series title drought that had lasted more than half a century .

Narrated by actor Rob Schneider, the collectible 2010 World Series Film provides extensive coverage of this year’s Fall Classic and will be sold at the San Francisco Giants Clubhouse Shops, the official team stores of the San Francisco Giants; online at, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, as well as; and at retailers in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide. The official Blu-ray and DVD editions are available now to preorder at,, and various online retailers. The 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is priced to own at $29.93 and the single disc DVD is available at $19.93.

The 2010 World Series Film Blu-ray and DVD editions feature more than 80 minutes of main program presentation and nearly 30 minutes of bonus footage, including highlights from the National League Championship Series, the National League Division Series, the World Series, clubhouse celebrations and the championship parade. Using elements captured through the unparalleled access of Major League Baseball Productions, the official World Series Film provides unique, adrenaline-filled game-by-game coverage of the 2010 World Series as well as interviews with players, coaches and team personnel, allowing fans an exclusive passport to the clubhouse during the Giants’ postseason run.

Both the Giants and Rangers teams featured game-changing players, elite pitching performances and a knack for the dramatic home run. The Giants became only the second team to clinch all three playoff series on the road. Of all the teams in the post season, the Giants had spent the shortest amount of time in first place, 37 days. Each team cut its way through the Division Series and League Championship Series with the same goal in mind. But when the final out of the Fall Classic was recorded, it was the San Francisco Giants that prevailed.

The official 2010 World Series Film provides a comprehensive look at the amazing journey the San Francisco Giants made toward winning this year’s World Series. The Giants silenced the powerful Texas Rangers in five games to capture their sixth World Series title and first since moving to the city by the bay in 1958. Languishing in fourth place the first week of July – just a game better than .500 – the Giants staged a great second-half run, winning the National League West Division on the final day of the season before blowing past both the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies to reach the Fall Classic. Key in-season additions Cody Ross and Pat Burrell fueled the offense and nicely complemented seasoned vets like Juan Uribe, Aubrey Huff and World Series MVP Edgar Renteria. But there’s no doubt that it was the Giants pitching staff – guided by the deft hand of talented rookie catcher Buster Posey – that stole the show. Matt Cain did not allow a run in 21.1 brilliant innings of postseason play. Twenty-one-year-old Madison Bumgarner defied his age with a cold-as-ice performance to win Game 4 on the road. And two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum twice bested Rangers ace Cliff Lee, including a stellar performance in the clinching game Game 5 showdown. With the unflappable Brian Wilson always there to close things out, the Giants pitching staff held the powerful Texas offense to a meager .190 batting average.

The Giants are World Champions – San Francisco fans can say it loud and proud. And they are the proof in the pudding that good pitching and timely hitting will bring you a ring.


· This Week in Baseball: Buster Posey
· Giants Clinch NL West: Final Out
· NLDS Game 5: Last Out
· NLCS Game 1: Cody Ross HRs
· NLCS Game 6: Juan Uribe HR
· NLCS Game 6: Last Out
· World Series Game 1: Juan Uribe HR
· World Series Game 2: Edgar Renteria HR
· World Series Game 4: Freddie Sanchez Defensive Plays
· World Series Game 5: Lincecum Strike Outs
· World Series Game 5: Edgar Renteria HR
· World Series Game 5: Final Out and Celebration
· World Series Parade

2-DISC Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack


Suggested Retail Price: $29.93
1080i High Definition / 16x9 Widescreen
Audio: DTS Master Audio / 2.0 Stereo
Release Date: December 7, 2010

Single Disc DVD


Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
16x9 Widescreen
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Release Date: December 7, 2010

About MLB Productions
Major League Baseball Productions is the Emmy® award-winning television and video production division of Major League Baseball and the official video archivists of the game. With unparalleled access to the Clubs and their players, Major League Baseball Productions produces original programming for growing audiences worldwide through its network specials, exclusive home videos, commercials and other specialty programming. For more information on Major League Baseball Productions, log on to

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalog boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Its fine products are distributed by Vivendi Entertainment. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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