There’s definitely nothing revolutionary about Ballplayer: Pelotero, the new documentary concerning the baseball industry in the Dominican Republic, detailing two stories that are meant to be representational for many young men growing up in a place that produces a fifth of all Us players in Major League Baseball (and in a nation 2% the size of the Us). It’s not hard to imagine that researching such skewed statistics unveils a bureaucratic machine that runs on blackmail, an unfair class system, and dirty money. What’s uncovered here is hardly shocking, provoking, or even gritty, and instead simply provides an exclusive look at an exploitative dynamic providing Americans with one of their many taken for granted entertainments. Three directors, Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, and Jon Paley all take credit for this venture. John Leguizamo narrates.
Ballplayer: Pelotero follows two young
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