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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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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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13 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Bobby V in Japan  »

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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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Flesh and Armor
Written by Liam Bailey
Performed by Liam Bailey
Courtesy of Mad River Records
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Excellent documentary
17 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this documentary. It's amazing seeing Japan in the sense of their baseball world, which I never knew all that much about. I'm a huge baseball fan, and I think the bigger baseball fan you are the more you'll enjoy this movie because you'll know about some of the players they talk about.

The filming style is great, and overall the documentary is very fascinating. I can't understand how it has gotten such a poor score on here, but the only thing I can think of is non-baseball fans might be slightly bored by it. But I truly believe that any mild baseball fan who watched it will thoroughly enjoy.


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