Magazine article New Internationalist

Sugar

Magazine article New Internationalist

Sugar

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Sugar

written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (114 minutes)

Someone asks why he has the name 'Sugar'. His friends josh him - he's too fond of puddings. He tells them it's because he throws such a sweet curve ball. Sugar is pretty confident, but not at all arrogant. He knows he has talent, and he's on course, signed up by the Kansas City Knights academy.

There's a long way to go. Sugar is Dominican and the academy is on the island. Returning home at the weekend from the neat manicured grounds, he's already a celebrity in his village - kids crowd him for unwanted baseballs or gloves. With his signing-on fee he's built a bigger kitchen for his family and a separate room for his grandma. The next step is the big one will the Knights sign him up to pitch for one of their minor league affiliate teams in the US? …

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