In the spirit of such hit films as Remember the Titans and Hoop Dreams, filmmaker Jared Goodman offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Dominican Republic's obsession with baseball in Road to the Big Leagues. Baseball in the Dominican Republic is more than just a game, it is a way of life. For many Dominicans the long, competitive road to a professional baseball career is one of the few viable alternatives to a life of poverty.
An uplifting crowd-pleasure, Road to the Big Leagues follows a group of talented young men who embark on this odyssey and shows the pressure and joy that go along with it. Through the eyes of local children playing with pebbles on dirt roads to the perspective of homegrown major league superstars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero, this film reveals a side of "America's Game" that few have ever seen before.
Duration: 53 mins Director: Jared Goodman Country: US Certificate: E Genre: Documentary