The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC and BASEBALL go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is (by far) the most popular sport in the country, and they have sent more players to the big leagues than any other country besides the United States. That is beyond impressive for a country of just 11 million!
Baseball is seen as a gateway for many families to escape poverty, as teenagers as young as 16 years old have the chance to sign multi-million-dollar contracts.
Each one of the 30 MLB teams have a baseball academy in the D.R., and I was lucky enough to be invited to the Arizona Diamondbacks facility and was very impressed by the talent of these young kids.
As a former baseball player and huge fan, I truly had a blast shooting this video over the last few days around the Dominican Republic and I hope you enjoy watching!!