NEW YORK (AP) — Add movie mogul to Bobby Valentine’s lengthy resume.
The Boston Red Sox manager is an executive producer of a new documentary on Dominican baseball prospects, “Ballplayer: Pelotero,” a film that drew criticism from baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. And his production company has more pictures in the pipeline, including a flick about the NCAA and one on his famous father-in-law, Ralph Branca.
The 72-minute documentary follows two prospects as they prepared for the start of the 2009 international signing season.
Valentine spoke about the documentary Friday night as he managed in New York for the first time since the Mets fired him after the 2002 season.
He says his production company hopes to “break even” on the documentary, which focuses on Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista.