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August 11, 2015
Nice peek into culture of Dominican Republic & MLB and how the two interact. And a peek into the youth and the stress they feel trying to make the family money.
July 7, 2015
Interesting documentary about 2 Dominican teenagers trying to get signed by a major league baseball team. Current Twin Miguel Sano is one of the 2 players.
July 11, 2013
Must see for a baseball fan. Puts hard work in perspective!
April 1, 2013
Interesting and insightful documentary. A must for any baseball fan
March 13, 2013
El Pelicula es sobre el beisbol, dos chicos de la RD son muy atleticos. El documentario es muy interessante, es una historia fenomenal.
½ March 12, 2013
If all this is as it seems, and it probably is, Major League Baseball is kind of just another one of those massive, disgusting, exploitative organizations. The documentary follows two "16" year old baseball players as they move through camps in the Dominican Republic...a hot-spot for major league talent. When it comes time to sign these kids - at the ripe old age of 16 - it seems the league does all it can to keep the respectable bonuses from reaching the talent.

I'm sure lying about age is a problem, but it seems like a ridiculous problem to begin with. In the US, kids can sign out of high school, around the age of 18. I would venture to say they have to be 18. And they can get millions. Starling got like seven million right out of high school. But rules are different outside of the borders where the ideal draft age is 16. How dare an 18 year old claim to be 16. MLB is losing two goddamn years on that exploitation! So MLB puts the kids through various tests to determine how old they really are. On the one kid, there is no real evidence that he is not 16. But his bonus falls from several million to less than half a mil. Furthermore, one agent begins to tell his family that only Pittsburgh is willing to sign him so he better take that lowball offer. Then an MLB investigator confirms that he should sign with the Pirates, as if that's what investigators do...tell kids where to sign.

All of this is down to drive down signing bonuses. Admittedly, it's ridiculous to pay a 16 or 18-year-old kid that much to play ball when he's never even faced a collegiate pitcher. But that's the sport. Money will be made on these guys when they are older. So why are Americans worth so much more than the Dominicans? Just another case of exploiting the poor. Go pick up the poor talent and make up reasons why it's all a gamble and his bonus should be lower. Kind of a joke. I wish I didn't like baseball as much and I would take a few seasons off. Wait...this is all sports. Colleges make millions on the sweat of kids, etc etc. Oh well.
March 12, 2013
Pelotero es muy buena. Me gusta la pelicula porque es formidable. Miguel Angel es alto y negro y muy atletico. Jean Carlos Batista es moreno y muy bueno tambien. Son peloteros de Republica Dominicana.
March 12, 2013
Pelotero es muy bueno! Senors Batista y Sano son muy atletico! Es sobre dos peloteros de la RD. Uno es metiroso pero cual? Es fantastico y realista!
March 12, 2013
este documentario es bueno. es sobre peloteros de la R.D. es fenomenales
March 12, 2013
La pelicula "Ballplayer Pelotero" es muy buena. Me gusta porque es fenomenal. Jean Carlos y Migual Angel Sano son muy atleticos y trabajadores.
March 7, 2013
Pelotero es muy buena. Me gusta la pelicula porque es formidable. Miguel Angel es alto y negro y muy atletico. Jean Carlos Batista es negro y muy bueno tambien. Son peloteros de Republica Dominicana.
March 7, 2013
Pelotero es fenomenal porque es muy interesante y buena. Me gusta esta pelicula. El documentario es de la RD y es sobre es beisbol. Miguel Angel es comico y muy trabajador. Jean Carlos es serio y atletico.
March 7, 2013
La pelicula Pelotero es muy buena porques es muy interesante. Miguel Angel y Jean Carlos son muy trabajadoros y muy atleticos. Tambien son shortstops de la RD. Tambien les gusta el beisbol.
March 7, 2013
Pelotero es buena. Me gusrtan Miguel Angel y Jean Carlos porque son activo y trabajdores. Me gustan Miguel Angel y Jean Carlos porque son buenos peloteros.
March 7, 2013
La Pelicula es muy interesante. Los peloteros y las familias son muy trabajadoras. Los peoloterosnson de RD. Uno de los peloteros es mentiroso. Los peloteros son muy atleticos y muy activos
March 7, 2013
Pelotero es sobre el beisbol en la RD. Pelotero es intersante y buena. La pelicula me da igual.
March 7, 2013
La pelicula Pelotero es buena. Esta pelicula es interesante. Tambien es sobre dos peotero y beisbol en la DR
March 7, 2013
Pelotero es interesante. Me gusta Miguel Angel porque es muy pero muy bueno. No me gusta Jean Carlos proque es antipatico. La pelicula es fenomenal.
½ March 7, 2013
Pelotero es muy bueno! Dos peloteros son de la DR. Les gusta jugar beisbol. Son shortstops. El documetario es muy interesante!
½ March 7, 2013
Me gusta la pelicula Pelotero. Es muy bueno. Los Pelicula se llaman Jean carlos Batisa y Miguel Angel Sano.Son muy bueno porque ellos son trabajador.
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