A Victory Journal Film

Directed illustrated and animated by James Blagden.

Produced by Christopher Isenberg.

The MLB playoffs are amongst us, ranking in numbers that might place two teams with the largest title droughts—Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians—against each other in the upcoming 113th World Series. It’s an exhilarating time for baseball and it’s also the 30th anniversary since the Mets’ channeled alcoholism and party antics to win their second championship in 1986. In honor of the legendary madness we present you with The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever, an animated short recounting the team’s 1986 celebratory rituals directed and illustrated by James Blagden. The short is everything you’d hope for: lessons and anecdotes narrated by Lenny Dykstra, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Kevin Mitchell strung together against a hilarious illustration. Without giving too much away, we encourage you to shot gun a beer and then take a seat to watch one hell of a ride.