I was gonna say "Splendid" but at least one reviewer beat me to it: the HBO documentary on Ted Williams that debuted last night is a not-to-be-missed. (I can even forgive Robert Redford as a guest interviewee - Richard Ben Cramer, Tim Horgan and Bush 41 are wonderful.) 3 striking things:
1-how many great Red Sox hitters have been lefties,
2-hard to imagine anyone today taking 5 years off in mid-career to fight in two wars (in sports, no one besides the late Pat Tillman comes to mind),
3-the more things change, the more they stayed they same in Boston, at least until 2004: the Ted/Nomar parallels, from relationships with sarcastic sportswriters to friendly rivalries with great Yankees (diMaggio/Jeter)
See upcoming rebroadcasts here.