Originally posted on Faith and Fear  |  Last updated 12/28/11
DVR or just plain old viewing alert: Friday, starting at 1:30, SNY is airing 18 of the 20 cherished Mets Yearbooks for nine consecutive chronological hours, starting with 1963 and running through 1988. The only ones being skipped, for whatever reason, are 1965 (Expressway to the Big Leagues) and 1978 (Turning It Over). Both are classics of the positivity-accentuating genre, but then again, all are classics of the positivity-accentuating genre — even the mesmerizingly highlight-free 1982 highlight film, in which DiamondVision clearly has a better first season in New York than George Foster. While SNY remains eternally appreciated for having unearthed the old Mets movies from the vault, I have to confess I’m getting antsy wondering if they’re ever going to complete their stated mission of showing every Mets highlight film from 1962 to 1988, which was supposed to have happened by now. The last “new” one, from 1981, debuted in August. Thus, we are still waiting for ’62, ’64, ’74, ’85, ’...
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