Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fantastic Baseball Movie: Sugar

So, this is slightly off from the normal baseball talk, but last night I watched an outstanding film about baseball and the American dream, called Sugar

It's a fantastic movie about a young man from the Dominican Republic who gets plucked from a baseball camp and sent to the minors.  The movie focuses on the growth of the main character both as a baseball player and a person.  It does a great job of looking at how these young players are filled with hope and ideas of glory, while also showing the reality of how difficult it is to "make it". 

Without giving too much more away, I think that anyone who likes baseball should give this movie a spin.  It gives real insight into the pressure of making it, and gives a great perspective on baseball players as people, which unfortunately is something fans and media tend to forget...

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