If you’re looking for something to do for the next month-plus while you’re stuck at home without sports, Ken Burns and PBS are offering the original nine-part documentary series “Baseball” for free at https://www.pbs.org/show/baseball/.
With events canceled & so much closed, I asked @PBS to stream BASEBALL for free so we can participate in the national pastime together. Watch at the link below or on any streaming device. And please look out for those with greater needs. Play ball. @MLB https://t.co/WaQLSpeYkF pic.twitter.com/QYp1XE0SLC— Ken Burns (@KenBurns) March 15, 2020
You’ve probably already seen it by now, but if you somehow haven’t or just haven’t seen it in a while, it makes for some spectacular background noise or binge-worthy material late at night when you’d normally be watching someone throw a ball at something.
It has certainly aged, given that it was recorded in 1994, but if you want a nostalgic trip through the sport narrated by the dulcet tones of John Chancellor, you can’t go wrong. I’d say it’s a good excuse to invite some friends over and watch, but, y’know. Please don’t.
From what I can tell, it doesn’t include the “10th inning” parts 10 and 11 that were made in 2010, so nothing about PEDs, Ichiro’s arrival, or the McGwire-Sosa home run race. All 11 episodes are available through Amazon Prime Streaming, though.