MLB Network will baseball fans pass the long winter with a series of documentaries showing the rich history of the game. The first film presented this winter will be "Royal in Kansas City, 30 Years Later". The film weaves the story of the 2015 Royals with that of the champions from 30 years ago. The film includes first-hand accounts from players of yesteryear - George Brett, Willie Wilson, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, Darryl Motley, and today - Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jonny Gomes, and Drew Butera. Also included is the tragic story of the two Kansas City firefighters that died during the Royals' post-season run and how the team and community rallied to those families. Bring a tissue.
The documentary features terrific historic footage of the 1985 Championship team as well as footage from this year's run. Ned Yost, Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews, and 1985 World Series broadcaster Al Michaels are also featured. The show is hosted by MLB Network's Bob Costas.
Here is a preview.
Other films presented by MLB Network include a documentary on the turbulent career of Lenny Randle which airs Friday, and a film on the grandeur of the Houston Astrodome that airs on Tuesday.
The Royals documentary airs tonight at 7 p.m. CT on MLB Network.