Ballplayer: Pelotero

By Alf_Ebert
Written July 25, 2012
A documentary that will primarily appeal to fans of Major League Baseball. Every year on July 2 in the Dominican Republic, 16 year old males with dreams of MLB success receive offers from prospective clubs. The documentary (and drama) revolves mainly around those 16 year old MLB hopefuls & their families, focusing on two of them in particular. Though the impetus of the plot is mainly baseball driven, there are several emotional scenes with each of the players' families that depict a family struggling at the poverty level being put through the machinations of the powerful MLB. At one point a mother is forced into taking a DNA test to prove she is her son's mother. One of the hopefuls has his chances of being signed completely derailed by a very duplicitous MLB scout. A good to very good - but not great - documentary. Definitely recommended for fans of MLB.
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Baseball fans must go

By chadegra
Written July 15, 2012
This is a great documentary about Dominican Ball Players and the MLB. I had to drive 40 minutes away to see it and thank God it was worth it! This movie gives a good insight about these kids and why baseball is a necessity to them. You will be amazed with the results. Good for all ages.
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By jibequan
Written February 03, 2013
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