I still geek out on all the MLB all star festivities, stop judging. But while I was on my 2 day tv binger, watching cracked out Hamilton's anticlimactic final round and the 15 innings- I caught a movie trailer for a film that represents everything I stand for. :) No, it wasn't Step Brothers but that shit looks awesome too. So it's a baseball film, based on a true story, about Mexicans, about Mexican underdogs (wait, that's redundant) AND Cheech is in it? Needless to say once I saw the clip, the googling and wikipedia-ing 5k was underway. It's actually a really great story. Here's the synopsis or if you don't like words get the scoop in the making of video. Check the second video to see the where are they now.
You can click the movie title for the official trailer, but I find the Gloria Estefan song a bit much and the kid saying "A mer ica" ...ughhh. I like this one with the vintage footage better. Take me!
"Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag-tag group of boys from the other side of the tracks discover the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring Major League Coach thwarted by discrimination. Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the young team members defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory on U.S soil and find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Relying on their religious faith, a warm-hearted priest and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them across the border to southern Texas, and all the way to the 1957 Little league World Series in Williamsport, PA, where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the 1957 Monterrey Industrials Little League team, THE PERFECT GAME is an inspiring and heartwarming tale of faith."