While watching coverage of the Tour de France, I saw an add for an 8-week mini-series that begins tonight on ESPN. The Bronx is Burning chronicles one of the most entertaining/crazy periods of New York Yankee history – the 1977 season. All the guys you either loved or hated are involved – we’re talking George Steinbrenner (Oliver Platt,) Billy Martin (John Turturro,) and Mr. October, Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata.)
How can I not love this series? It involves my favorite baseball team and some of my favorite actors. You may not recognize the name Daniel Sunjata, but he plays Franco Rivera on FX’s Rescue Me.
I trust ESPN will give the story a good treatment as they have a history of pretty darn good original content. I just can’t wait to see my childhood heroes, Catfish Hunter, Yogi Berra, Graig Nettles, Bucky Dent, Lou Piniella, Ron Guidry, etc. back on the diamond.