Take in a Minor League baseball game, and chances are, you’ll see family and friends engaged in a great time, with little knowledge of who’s playing, or their aspirations. Ask the players that are part of the minors what their goals are, and all will tell you the same: making The Show.
The story of the minor leagues has not been told in great detail. Most conjure up the movie Bull Durham as the blue print for life in the minors.
That is going to change with release of Minor League: The Road to the Show. As the trailer says, there are more than 3,500 minor league players, each year. Of them, only 8 percent will make the majors. The show will seem to answer its own question, “So why do it?”
Distribution of Minor League: The Road to the Show has not yet been finalized. Still, if the quality of the trailer is anywhere near the quality that the series will be, it will be a deep look inside the player development system, and the aspirations of those that play within it.
Visit http://www.theroadtotheshow.com/ for more details and see the trailer below:
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