A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Fictional Movie Which Is Almost More Believable Than the Incident Itself
Premieres Tonight Following Game 1 of the ALDS on FS1
One of the most unique moments in sports history, the Pine Tar Game is an incredible story filled with outsized characters and unpredictable twists befitting a Hollywood blockbuster. THE PINE TAR INCIDENT: MAKING OF TAR WARS imagines what it would be like if someone had actually made that film, and tells the story of the Pine Tar Game in a manner that reflects the absurdity and idiosyncrasy of the original events.
FOX Sports’ “Making of Tar Wars” documentary uses staged recreations and actor confessionals that are part of the “movie” – in addition to real archival footage, research and original interviews with players and reporters who recount the incident – providing an accurate and thorough retelling through an unconventional and entertaining lens.
The man at the center of the controversy, George Brett, offers his perspective on the disqualification of his game-winning home run against the New York Yankees and the ensuing back-and-forth between the Kansas City Royals, MLB and the cast of characters fueling the controversy – Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, on-again off-again Yankees manager Billy Martin, and Brett himself. Longtime New York Daily News sports reporter Filip Bondy, author of The Pine Tar Game, also provides his expert insight.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Major League Baseball by supplementing our live postseason coverage with innovative original programming like THE PINE TAR INCIDENT,” said Charlie Dixon, FS1 EVP of Content.
Produced by FOX Sports Originals and DLP Media Group, THE PINE TAR INCIDENT: MAKING OF TAR WARS airs Thursday, Oct. 5 at 11:00 PM ET on FS1 following Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians. FOX Sports’ coverage of Game 1 begins at 7:00 PM ET on FS1.