Whack Reds was in
attendance for the Cincinnati premiere of Barking Fish Entertainment's
4192: The Crowning of the Hit King at Newport's AMC Theatres on
Wednesday. It was nothing short of awesome. As Tony Perez, Marty Brennaman,
and Mike Schmidt spent time reminiscing about Mr. Rose; images of the Hit
King along with rare videos assisted their recollections. The documentary
drove viewers across the highway of Pete's accomplishments. Most of them
described by Pete himself.
Most of the information in the film was common knowledge to Pete fans such
as myself, but hearing the tales from Pete himself proved gratifying. His
uncanny attitude and selfless winning demeanor supplied a cadence to the
stories that was previously unavailable.
Nearly two hours in length, 4192 is a must-see film for any Reds fan
or baseball lover. Focusing solely on Pete's playing career, 4192
left out many other aspects of Pete's life. Hopefully one day, like the
film, people will focus towards his on-field accomplishments, records, and
determination instead of his off-field faults.
wasn’t interested in that (off-field troubles),”
“It’s a baseball documentary. It’s not about my suspension or reinstatement
or the commissioner or gambling. I want everyone to see it. Send a copy to
heaven so Babe Ruth can see it.”
The DVD of 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King will be available on
9.14.10 (3 days after the 25th anniversary of Pete's record breaking hit).