Check out the latest film in the Port Jefferson (Long Island) Documentary Series—Joseph Pinciaro reports.
Robinson Cano. Hanley Ramirez. Adrian Beltre. David Ortiz.
The list goes on of professional baseball players with roots from the Dominican Republic who dominate Major League Baseball. Monday night at Theatre Three, find out how they make it to “the bigs.”
Pelotero: From the Dominican Republic to the Major Leagues explores how Dominican baseball players are recruited. The film is the latest – and second-to-last – in the Port Jefferson Documentary Series.
From the film’s website: “For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2nd, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts. Pelotero provides an intimate portrait of two prospects as they navigate the calculating, mercenary and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball’s recruitment of the Island’s top talent.”
The film starts at 7 p.m. at Theatre Three. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m.
For the original report go to http://portjefferson.patch.com/articles/last-chance-special-screening-of-pelotero