“Sugar” looks like a baseball film winner

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About a month ago my girlfriend showed me the trailer for the movie Sugar, and I’ve wanted to see it ever since. It’s about a young pitcher from the Dominican Republic who finally makes his way to the U.S. From the description and trailer, it sounds like this movie explores life beyond baseball a bit deeper than your typical hardball flick, which is why it interests me. Reading Jon Weisman’s write-up on the movie makes me want to see it even more.

It’s an independent release, and will hit select theaters in New York on April 3. Any interest in an RAB get-together? I’m not sure exactly which theaters will show it, but I’m sure there will be showings in Chelsea, LES, East Village, and other areas a bit further downtown. Email me if you’re down. If there are enough responses we’ll set it up.

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  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Ive wanted to see this as well, but I’m guessing there will be no showings in Massachusetts. Ill just rent it through netflix.

  • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

    If I didn’t live in Houston I’d totally be down. Bah.

  • A.D.

    Intriguing

  • RCK

    “Any interest in an RAB get-together?”

    Yes. Someone left a link to the trailer in the comments awhile ago, and I’ve been excited for the movie ever since.

    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop
      • RCK

        Well that one is definitely going in my Netflix queue, but it’s the baseball one that Mike linked to that I was thinking of.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I was in Church last Sunday, and they played a film called “Melvin, Son of Mo”. It was the story of a young boy who grew up to be the greatest pitcher who ever lived, cured Dengue fever in Malaysia, and went on to become the first non citizen ever elected President of the United States.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      MELVIN CROUSSETT?!?

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      But can he throw the gyroball?

  • Tony

    Joe, you may want to have a word with the video game mlb the show – they are advertising their game on a yankee blog & they have pedroia on the cover ???

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      They tried to get the ad banned, but EA Sports snuck one by them high and inside.

      The ad blocker software can’t reach that high inside fastball.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “About a month ago my girlfriend showed me the trailer for the movie Sugar, and I’ve wanted to see it ever since. It’s about a young pitcher from the Dominican Republic who finally makes his way to the U.S. and ends up representing his home country in the World Baseball Classic, only to be humiliated by a ragtag bunch of unheralded Curacaoians and Hollanders twice in three days, sending him crawling back to his spring training camp with his tail between his legs.

    • donttradecano

      hahahaha…. very clever

  • greg

    Looks sick

  • http://www.mancavememoirs.blogspot.com Mark

    Great website! I’ve just started blogging baseball myself and your site is what I’d like to get to someday, minus all the Yankee gear. As for Sugar, I’m sure that I can find it outside the 99 cent store here in Long Beach. I’ll let you know what it’s like.

  • AMS223

    my dad saw this movie at the hamptons film festival and said it was a good movie, not great but definitely good.

  • pat

    I’m down Joe.

  • steve (different one)

    are you asking us out on a date, Joe?

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    There’s about zero chance this shows in Alabama. Let me know when it comes out on DVD.