Download Games 1 & 2 of the Marlins-Cubs NLCS
In their brief history, the Florida Marlins have made fantastic playoff finishes an art form.
And it's not a bad bet that they might have a few more in store for this 2003 postseason.
After Tuesday night's thrilling, 9-8, 11-inning win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS became the latest in a long line of down-to-the wire postseason contests, Florida dropped Game 2 to the Cubs by a 12-3 count, evening the series and heightening the drama.
You can order Game 2 right now for only $3.95, then download it 24 hours after the final pitch.
You can also order the Marlins' exciting Game 1 win, or any other of the team's 2003 postseason games. File sizes range between 400-600MB, and you then can burn them onto a CD for optional storing and then start your own personal video library -- right through the final World Series moment. It's a piece of memorabilia that will come in handy on everything from airline trips to lunch breaks to those lonely offseason nights.
There are no commercials in these downloads, so a typical game should last about two hours. The RealVideo file will take approximately 40 minutes to download from a broadband connection (DSL may take longer).
You've experienced MP3 players. This is the baseball version, an MVP, as in must-view pastime player. Be the first on your block or at the office to download one.
No one could imagine having this personal capability when Kirk Gibson limped up to the plate in the 1988 World Series and hit a miracle pinch-homer off Dennis Eckersley, of course, but the Digital Download Service now even lets you own a moment like that. MLB.com's exclusive Baseball's Best library now is making many of its classic broadcasts available for you to download.
Own that 1975 World Series Game 6 and relive all of that drama, from Bernie Carbo's pinch-homer to Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning homer. Never search again for that highlight of Luis Gonzalez's hit off Mariano Rivera to give Arizona its first world championship in 2001. Yankee fans might prefer to download Game 4 of that series, when Derek Jeter became the first Mr. November. That is the "Feature Download" today at the Digital Download Service, and you can keep checking to see which new ones are added in the future.
If you are a Yankees fan, then that Jeter download could be the beginning to your own personal video library. You also can download: any 2003 postseason game they play; the 1978 one-game playoff in which Bucky Dent beat the Red Sox; and Clemens' 300th win and 4,000th strikeout on June 13.
That last download is one of several that were available during the regular season, when this revolutionary service was launched. Others available for download from 2003 were: Kevin Millwood's no-hitter for Philadelphia on April 27; Houston's six-pitcher no-hitter June 11 at Yankee Stadium; and the Cubs' NL Central clincher and celebration on Sept. 27 at Wrigley Field.
The Digital Download Service is one of the many exclusive video products and services available at MLB.com through this postseason. Visit MLB.com's Video Central for a menu of choices, and get access to even more exclusive products with subscription packages such as Total Ticket, Fantasy Ticket and MLB.com Broadband.
Brian Wilson is an editor and producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.