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Plot: Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.
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Strange yet eye-opening.
The fact that there are a HUGE number of players in American baseball who are from the Dominican Republic isn’t very surprising to most American sports fans. However, even if you are aware of their dominance in the league, you probably will learn A LOT from this very unusual documentary.
It turns out that the way ballplayers are recruited in the Dominican Republic is VERY different from the US. Here, ballplayers are signed young–so young that the leagues have been able to get great players for a fraction of their cost domestically. How do you do that? Well, here is where some obscure Major League rules come into play. It seems that ball players in this country can be signed at age 16 but only after July 1st. So, the hottest prospects are usually signed in a frenzy on the 1st–and the longer it takes to get signed, the smaller the bonuses and the more likely it is they won’t be signed at all. So, there is a huge incentive to sign them AND to convince baseball you are only 16. 17, 18 and 19 year-olds are considered more risky–and command much, much smaller bonuses. So, for the poor Dominicans, there’s a very strong incentive to lie about your age or even who you are. A very good 18 year-old player will seem like a god compared to kids who are only 16! So, the League actually does a lot of vetting to determine if the prospects are only 16–with medical tests and careful examination of the player’s records. This film is about two of these top prospects, Jean Carlos Batista and Miguel Angel Sano, and it follows them through this recruiting season. Let’s just say that there are lots of hiccups and surprises along the way for both of these guys!
Overall, this is a fascinating little film–one that might surprise you in many ways and which teaches you a lot about what a big business baseball really is! Well worth seeing.
well created, beyond surprised by the low rating
well created, clean and well executed journalism. The discipline and dedication it was placed it in this documentary was showcased. I can’t say enough great things about this and I am beyond surprised why the low rating. If you are interested on watching great journalism, and a true story of Dominican baseball, then watch it. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed, that is unless you look at the MLB as a glorified company. If you are a baseball fan, watch it , hey, even if you are not.
The MLB as it was mentioned in this documentary, is nothing but a “mafia” If you watch it you’ll understand why. That is not to say, this doesn’t apply to any other sport, but predominantly baseball. innocence, vulnerability and desperation are key – amongst other things.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 17 min (77 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Sport
Director Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jon Paley
Actors Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo
Country United States, Dominican Republic
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