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We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. The "documentary" was everything that ESPN was back in the summer of 1998: A surreal home-run highlight reel. With their unprecedented success and the fact that we still don’t have any kind of live sports worth mentioning, ESPN has moved up the clock on yet another documentary dealing with a larger-than-life athlete and his exploits as a member of the Chicago Cubs during the summer of 1998. He is the author of the book "Liftoff.". I don't understand how ESPN went out of its way to tell the wrong story about a chase that ruined the sport and set MLB on a dark path it still hasn't recovered from. Expectations and suspense are sky high as ESPN gets ready to debut another long-awaited documentary- this one focusing on the Summer of ’98 home run chase in its “Long Gone Summer… They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. All the media talking heads and exclusive interviews. But "Long Gone Summer" got almost everything wrong about McGwire, Sosa and the charade that was the chase. It barely mentioned the real story — steroids, cheating, ruined MLB history — at the heart of everything.

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Cinemark Sosa's 66 don't even register inside Wrigley in 2020. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. And why heroically build up McGwire, Sosa and '98 again, giving everything a lush treatment normally reserved for revered Hall of Famers and dynasty franchises? Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". It was a soft, pointless, meandering Mark McGwire biopic. Regal Copyright © Fandango. What a disservice to the disgrace that MLB's once-magical 1998 home-run chase became. It was just homer after homer after homer, building up the '98 chase like it was re-happening in real time. The Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa, left, and the St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire talk to the media before the beginning of a game on Sept. 8, 1998. That chase completely took over the sports world, captivated a nation and became the peak point of modern MLB. We just tend to forget it because of how history has treated them since. https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/long-gone-summer-watch-mark-mcgwir… Did anyone at ESPN actually watch this thing before it aired? The New Orleans-area native previously covered the NBA's Utah Jazz (The Salt Lake Tribune) and Portland Trail Blazers (The Columbian), among other beats. The documentary will detail the exploits of Slammin’ Sammy and Big Mac during the Summer of ’98 – an iconic summer in sports that served to bring baseball back from the dead following the strike of 1994-95. Just confirm how you got your ticket. You're almost there!

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Which means that "Long Gone Summer" completely missed the point and blew its golden chance to actually tell/show us something revelatory and new. Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. Let me start this off by saying I didn’t get a chance to watch Long Gone Summer, the latest 30 For 30 from ESPN that dives into the summer of 1998 as … Currently McGwire has 59 homeruns and Sosa 56, giving both players a chance to break the single season record of 61 set in 1961 by New York Yankees player Roger Maris.

Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Chicago Cubs and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. I should have just hit delete on the DVR. All Critics (4) Well, if you weren’t around in 1998 to witness if firsthand, read on to see what all the fuss was about and what to expect from the documentary. | Fresh (2)

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Real baseball fans now know, without hesitation, that 1998 was a total farce. (Photo credit should read FILE/AFP via Getty Images), Sammy Sosa / Mark McGwire / Chicago Cubs  (JOHN ZICH/AFP via Getty Images). For McGwire, Sosa, MLB and baseball fans across the country. The image is an example of a ticket confirmation email that AMC sent you when you purchased your ticket. Instead, I spent Monday night wasting two hours of my life watching ESPN's "Long Gone Summer.". Sign up here. ESPN may have to move into the sports documentary business full-time if this COVID-19 lockdown and its The Last Dance success are any indication of the future of sports. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Coming right off the heels of The Last Dance both as a documentary in 2020 and in its own historical time, the Sosa/Mark McGwire documentary Long Gone Summer will pick up pretty much right after Jordan crossed up Bryon Russell for the iconic mid-range jumper to seal the 1998 Larry O’Brien trophy and second Bulls three-peat of the 1990’s. What a blown opportunity. Of course, this athlete was a little bit better at baseball than Michael Jordan, and was nearly as big a cultural and sports star at the height of his powers. But the real story was how hollow it all was and the unbelievable fall that followed. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. | Rotten (2). Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates! Despite the competition between them to be the first to break the record, they are close friends. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review.

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