Valentine’s Controversial Documentary Has Strong Red Sox Ties

July 10, 2012 12:00 AM
Valentine’s Controversial Documentary Has Strong Red Sox Ties
" BOSTON (CBS) – A documentary produced by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is causing a stir in baseball circles.

The film is called “Ballplayer: Pelotero,” a warts-and-all look at how young Dominican players are scouted and brought to the Major Leagues.

Part of the movie documents the exploitation of young players, which Major League Baseball insists is now a thing of the past.

But while the movie has ruffled a few feathers at MLB headquarters, it also underscores the huge impact Dominican baseball has had on recent Red Sox history.

Twenty percent of professional baseball players in the United States come from the Dominican Republic,” the documentary states "

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