After high school I moved all of 90 miles away from home to attend college.
Imagine at that age moving potentially thousands of miles to a foreign country where few people speak your language. That journey is chronicled in the baseball movie 'Sugar,' which looks at some of the challenges that players from the Dominican Republic face at the minor league level.
The main character, nicknamed Sugar, is signed by the fictional major league team, the Kansas City Knights, and is sentto Iowa to begin his professional career. Like every player, he faces the pressures of performing at a high level to advance in the system but he also is challenged off field by the language barrier and loneliness.
The team makes efforts to help its Latin American players feel at home by putting them with local families and offering English classes.
The film is clearly knowledgeable on the subject matter and I think anyone interested in a baseball career will find this movie particularly interesting.