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What: "Cal Ripken Jr.: The Ironman's Legendary Career" videotape
Producer: Major League Baseball Productions
Baseball could use some positive stories, and this 60-minute videotape that covers Cal Ripken Jr.'s outstanding career certainly provides one. The problem is, the story as told by Major League Baseball Productions may be too positive. No one's life is this perfect.
Another problem is the tape, which was released earlier this month, is not well organized. It jumps around from highlights of Ripken's career to testimonials about his greatness to a little about his childhood. There's not enough about Ripken away from baseball. His mother, Vi, is interviewed briefly, but Ripken's wife and children are not part of the tape. There's nothing of Ripken at home.