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30 for 30 reviews: Four days in October

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The Yankees got their boring, fancentric paean, now it’s the Red Sox’s turn. Four days in October is mostly a bunch of Red Sox fans talking about how amazing their team was that one time. The documentary doesn’t say anything about the city of Boston, it doesn’t get into interesting social issues; it restricts itself to rehashing the same overly-covered narrative of how awesome it is that they won four straight games against the Yankees.

Don’t get me wrong, the moment was historic, and I, as a Yankees-hater, loved the event. If you don’t already know the details, the Yankees and Red Sox have a historic rivalry, Yankees go up 3-0 in a seven game series, and everybody counts the Red Sox out, because nobody in the history of the sport has come back from a 3-0 hole. Then, the Red Sox triumph against all odds, partially aided by a Curt Schilling who is bleeding through his sock, and come back to win four straight and win the series, and ultimately the World Series as well.

But, ye gods, do I have to listed to a bunch of obnoxious sports fans talk about their team? Yeah, they won. Yeah, it was historic. But they aren’t saying anything new. I’m a disinterested baseball fan at best, and even I knew everything that the documentary discussed. The documentary doesn’t establish enough context for the sports, and so the viewer is given the equivalent of a talk radio show that’s a tribute to the Boston Red Sox. Definitely give this a miss. One of the worst of the 30 for 30 series.

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