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Bobby Valentine’s documentary stirs up controversy

Depiction of scouts in Dominican Republic upsets baseball world

Bobby Valentine has always had more than a bit of Hollywood in him. The flashy, outspoken Red Sox manager can sometimes seem as though he’s been sent from central casting. Now Valentine has gone Hollywood for real. He has produced a film about baseball in the Dominican Republic, and that film, being released this week, is the subject of considerable controversy.

“Ballplayer: Pelotero,” which comes to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline for a preview Wednesday and opens there on Friday, has not gone over well with Major League Baseball.

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