It's been a few days since someone has celebrated the 1960 World Series, but that long drought will soon come to an end. Credit for that slump-busting goes to Bing Crosby, who had the foresight to get a video of Game Seven made for home viewing 50 years ago. And because Crosby also had the foresight to keep those films, Pittsburgh gets another party, happening November 13 at the Byham Theater, when the tapes will be shown to the public for the first time.
My cynicism aside, I must admit that the story of the long-lost game films being found in Crosby's wine cellar is pretty cool. No known full copies of the game existed before the find, and the allure of the Crosby name surely adds to the folklore of this particular video.
MLB also thought so, because they're putting on the event, which features Bob Costas, Bill Mazeroski, Dick Groat and Bobby Richardson, among others, in the house. Costas will be doing interviews throughout the night for an upcoming special on the MLB Network and a subsequent DVD release.