Soooooo, Cubs fans on Twitter did NOT like “Long Gone Summer.
Sure, some people liked ESPN’s latest 30 for 30
But most tweets looked like this:
Last Dance has ruined all other sports docs now. That or this Long Gone Summer doc is just not good.
— Greg Moore (@MooreGregarious) June 15, 2020
For impact and info, #LongGoneSummer had warning-track power. Pfft. Focused too much on what we knew, HRs we already saw. Waiting so long to address steroids was distracting, dull. Too much McG, not enough Sosa. No ChiSox mention?! #LastDance raised expectations #LGS never met.
— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) June 15, 2020
A lot of that hate had to do with the fact that Sosa felt like a side note in Mark McGwire’s story
Imagine being a Cubs fan getting all hyped for Sammy Sosa tonight and then you spend 2 hours watching a Mark McGwire doc?
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) June 15, 2020
There was some confusion about the anachronistic B-Roll throughout the documentary too.
All these modern-day shots of Chicago intermixed with the Home Run Race “standings” from 1998 is really disorienting and weird. #LongGoneSummer
— Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) June 15, 2020
At one point there was a shot of the Wrigley stands that was clearly taken from one of the past few seasons, as the new video boards are visible. Other times there are fans in the stands wearing Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist jerseys.
At another point a shot of the Music Box Theater– just a few blocks away from Wrigley– has “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” displayed on the marquee… Quentin Tarantino’s movie from 2019.
At least the after-show interview on Sportscenter was good?
Cubs fans on Twitter really didn’t like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire documentary originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago