Noted filmmaker Ken Burns popped on Reddit for an AMA Tuesday afternoon, and of course the Redditors had lots of questions about his acclaimed documentary Baseball.
One Redditor asked Burns point-blank if he will ever add another episode – or “inning” – to the series. The original documentary ran 9 innings, but Burns did add a tenth back in 2010, to cover the steroids era.
Burns gave a very interesting and tantalizing answer. He said he will one day produce an eleventh installment of Baseball. On one condition:
“They’ll [sic] be an 11th Inning, I guess, if the Cubs win the World Series.”
Oh. So that should be coming along any time now. Maybe even this year. Those Cubs, they are so loaded with talent.
Obviously a tongue-in-cheek answer from Mr. Burns. He wouldn’t really wait for the Cubs to win the World Series. He and everyone else currently in the world will be dead by then. Unless we all end up as heads in jars like Futurama.
Burns had lots more to say about Baseball and baseball in general.
The best moment from the documentary? Buck O’Neill singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
The current best player in the game? Mike Trout.
The greatest game ever played? Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between the Red Sox and Reds.
And there was some other stuff about his other documentaries. I guess he made a Civil War one and one about jazz?