With the start of the baseball season possibly delayed until Memorial Day Weekend or later, Ken Burns has graciously stepped up to the plate. The filmmaker (“The Civil War,” “Country Music”) has asked PBS to allow viewers to stream his 1994 “Baseball” series for free at pbs.org and on all its platforms.
Interestingly, when we interviewed Burns back in 1994 as the series was set to premiere, it was in the midst of a baseball strike, and there was no Major League Baseball then either.
Once again, it’s Burns for the game-clinching homer. Here is a message from the filmmaker. And, as he says at the end, let’s all “play ball.”
– Georgette Gouveia