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Slightly OT: Home Run Derby on Netflix

While looking for something else, I noticed that they have several discs worth of the old show "Home Run Derby" available for instant viewing on Netflix.  Most Netflix memberships these days include the ability to watch unlimited instant programming.  For that matter, you can sign up for a 1 at a time plan for $8 or so that lets you watch as much instant programming as you wish.

For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it was made in the late 1950s.  It was filmed in Wrigley Field (the one where the LA Angels and Hollywood Stars played; there's an interesting Wikipedia on it ), and features two contemporary sluggers competing to sock the most dingers.  In between "innings", the fellas come back to the dugout and chat with the host, which is the best part of the show.

Netflix lists season one's contestants as Aaron, Mantle, Ernie Banks, Killebrew, Jim Lemon, Ken Boyer, Rocky Colavito, Jackie Jensen (seemingly forgotten in these parts, unfortunately), and Barry Bonds' Godfather. 

I first saw it on ESPN classic a few years ago before they changed their programming to infomercials, live college football, and Rachael Ray shows.

Highly recommended and (assuming you're already in Netflix) scot free.

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