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30 for 30 Shorts: ‘The Deal’

Our latest film, from Nick and Colin Barnicle, tells the story of the reigning AL MVP and the two epic rivals fighting for his services

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series.

Just weeks after losing to the New York Yankees in the 2003 ALCS, the Boston Red Sox made it their mission to get the bat they needed to put them over the top. That bat belonged to reigning AL MVP Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers. Deals were offered. Plans were made. Everything was done. Rodriguez was headed to Fenway Park. Until he wasn’t. This is the story of the 36 hours when the best player in the league went from savior of the Red Sox to latest weapon of the Yankees.

Judging Jewell, directed by Adam Hootnick »

The Great Imposter, directed by Matt Dilmore »

The Schedule Makers, directed by Joseph Garner »

Collision Course, directed by Billy Corben »

Arthur & Johnnie, directed by Tate Donovan »

Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop, directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg »

Tommy and Frank, directed by Richie Keen »

Cutthroat, directed by Steven Cantor »

Silver Reunion, directed by Rory Karpf »

Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner, directed by Nick and Colin Barnicle »

Disdain the Mundane, directed by Nelson George »

Ali: The Mission, directed by Amani Martin »

The Arnold Palmer, directed by Bryan Gordon »

Jake, directed by Jonathan Hock »

Arnold’s Blueprint, directed by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist »

Here Now, directed by Eric Drath »

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