It feels like forever since we were able to turn on the TV and watch a live sporting event. Sports networks have done a great job showing classic games and allowing us to relive special moments, but sports fans are yearning for the real thing.
ESPN recently did a great job holding us over with the 10-part documentary series, “The Last Dance,” that focused on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Lebron James is also looking to release a documentary of his own that will focus on the Astros sign-stealing scandal that completely took over the sports world. While there is no set date on this documentary, we know how Lebron feels as he shared a few choice words earlier in the year. Many players in Major League Baseball (MLB) as well as other athletes across the sports world echoed Lebron’s sentiment.
Fortunately for the Astros, there has been no baseball this year as players and fans alike were looking forward to making this season a little more difficult for the Astros. In fact, Rob Manfred, the commissioner of MLB indicated that retaliating at Astros players by throwing at them will not be tolerated. Apparently, the players are being punished enough through public shame.
With the MLB season currently on hold, this may have given the Astros the break they needed since less pressure would be on them as fans and players might just be happy as it is to have the sport of baseball back.
However, depending on when the documentary releases it will likely reignite the fire and put a bigger spotlight on the Astros and their entire organization. According to the Variety, “the series will look to transcend the baseball diamond to explore larger themes of greed, cheating, corruption, sportsmanship, and social media activism.”
This documentary will definitely not do the Astros any favors, and it is likely that whenever this series does release, the Astros will be at the forefront of the sports world once again.