"Lo, here we are, on the precipice of winter’s end; the burgeoning hope of spring, and a warm, glowing summer stretching lavishly beneath us.
That would be a good way for me to introduce this week’s review if I were doing so for the narration of Ken Burns’ maudlin but essential Baseball. It seems fitting that I finally finished watching the damn thing a couple days ago, just at the same time as baseball’s spring training, though not yet in earnest, was starting. And then, the third element of this perfect storm, I’ve been playing a lot of a certain venerable old sports game lately, and quite loving it — I speak of R.B.I. Baseball." 5/5