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The Zen of Bobby V (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Sport  -  13 May 2008 (USA)
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The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his current job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and ... See full summary »

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Benny Agbayani ...
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Michael Kay ...
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The Zen of Bobby V focuses on former MLB manager Bobby Valentine and his current job managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The doc gives viewers unprecedented access to Valentine and his team, visiting a world where cheerleaders chant between innings and rock bands perform before each game, while exploring the impact globalization has on the game's present and future. It is the best look inside the culture of Japanese baseball through the eyes of one of American baseball's greatest current ambassadors. Written by anonymous

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Our Game. Their Country. His Rules.

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The three filmmakers, Andrew Jenks, Andrew Muscato and Jonah Quickmire Pettigrew lived in Japan for eight months in 2007 to shoot this film. See more »

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Features CenterStage (2002) See more »

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Don't Ever Change
Written by Liam Bailey
Performed by Liam Bailey
Courtesy of Mad River Records
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Great, enjoyable, insightful documentary!!!
14 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

even though "zen" aired a while ago i feel compelled to comment on it because of undeserved negative comments. this film was extraordinary...as long as you can get past your personal biases. obviously this film isn't ken burns baseball set in japan. however i think the point of it was to capture what Bobby V has been doing in Japan the past five years. this film delivers on that and more. it's not only entertaining watching bobby, but who knew it could be so much fun to watch other people watch baseball. the Japanese fans are insane!!! The film had me from the moment bobby gives a team speech before a playoff game at the beginning of the film, which I read is unprecedented footage! Japanese media isn't allowed in Japanese clubhouses. so if you don't have some sort of beef with bobby or the filmmakers, chances are you'll enjoy this film.


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