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Pelotero is now on Netflix
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:39 PM
We had a thread on Twins Daily about the movie a few months ago, if you want to reference it. It included questions asked to the director of the filem.
After watching it yesterday, I was puzzled by the clear implication that the Pirates scout Rene Gayo somehow manipulated MLB baseball to force Sano to sign with Pittsburgh. I can't figure out how he got that leverage. It is as if someone in MLB owed him a major favor, or MLB wanted Sano to sign with a small market team. I can't figure out how come 29 other teams didn't call BS, like the Twins did. I'd sure love to get some inside speculation on how he had MLB in his back pocket.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:01 PM
I finally got to see this movie, and I thought it was very well done. It was also confused why no other team in the MLB called BS on Rene Gayo's accusations about Sano. Although, I do understand why a team would be reluctant to pay millions of dollars to find out that a player is not actually who they say they are. I'm not 100% sure why it took so long to clear up with Sano either (and why there are still questions). There may be more facts or questions that weren't brought up in the movie that would make a team question his age/identity though. Either way, it was a good movie and I would recommend it to any Twins fan for sure and probably some non-Twins/baseball fans as well.
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:15 PM
I really enjoyed the inside look at life in the Dominican Republic as much as anything. I have done a handful of mission trips there and have seen the way much of the population lives. I thought the film captured that well.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:29 AM
As I understand it, the producers of Pelotero have been working on a sequel and following both players rise up the ladder... They may be struggling with coming up with funds to continue it, as they are quite young and still making their names.
I wonder if Kickstarter would be an option for them.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:04 PM