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Sport 'Bad Hombres' film uses baseball to show the game of borders

08:30  15 october  2020
08:30  15 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Bad Hombres follows Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos, the world's only binational pro baseball team Meet the Tecolotes, the world's only binational professional baseball team whose home games are played Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — People have always crossed borders to play baseball, and the sport routinely reaches across borders to fans. But rarely do players have to cross a border almost every day to participate in a game they love while dodging the tensions and rhetoric around this imaginary line.

Members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, stand for the U.S. National Anthem before a game in 2019 in Laredo, Texas in a scene from © Provided by Associated Press Members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, stand for the U.S. National Anthem before a game in 2019 in Laredo, Texas in a scene from "Bad Hombres." The Showtime documentary follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border amid the tension around migration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. (Showtime via AP) A 2019 game of Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, appears in a scene from © Provided by Associated Press A 2019 game of Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, appears in a scene from "Bad Hombres." The new Showtime sports documentary follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border amid the tension around migration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. (Showtime via AP)

And that's what members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, have to do.

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A new Showtime sports documentary follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the border amid the tension around immigration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. “Bad Hombres” centers around the 2019 season of the Tecolotes as players chase dreams and a championship while avoiding drug cartel members who have lookouts in every city.

Players often cross the border by foot to each game with equipment in tow. They must also endure a militarized Mexico tank patrolling the parking lot of its Nuevo Laredo stadium in the midst of cartel battles.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s heated rhetoric about a border wall and promises to “close the border” threaten the team’s season. Immigrants fleeing violence in Central America land in both towns.

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Bad Hombres refers to a series of jokes made in response to a comment made by Donald Trump during the third 2016 United States Presidential Debate in which he said “We have some bad He concluded his comment by saying "we have some bad hombres here and we have to get them out."

The creators of Bad Hombres Comedy went down to Tijuana to ask people on both sides of the border what they think of each other. If you are in NYC come support Bernardo Cubria's new play Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement Staring Gerardo Rodriguez and Andrew Blair and directed by Lou Moreno.

For two cities long connected by economies and families, the Tecolotes serve as a welcome uniter — even just for nine innings.

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A Mexican military truck with soldiers patrol the baseball stadium in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, during a 2019 home game of e Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas. © Provided by Associated Press A Mexican military truck with soldiers patrol the baseball stadium in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, during a 2019 home game of e Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas. "Bad Hombres," a new Showtime sports documentary, follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border amid the tension around migration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. (Showtime via AP)

Cather Cristian Mejia of Sinaloa, Mexico, takes calls from his mom, who pleads with him to stay inside during road games to avoid the violence in the street.

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Of course, the faith of the season comes down to the last series against a rival.

Former Associated Press journalist-turned-filmmaker Andrew Glazer said he came up with the idea for the project after seeing a reference about the team in a 2018 New Yorker story about singer Alejandro Escovedo. The team gave him access to players during the 2019 season while Glazer also documented the news around the border.

Members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, board a bus in Nuevo Laredo to travel to an away game during the 2019 season in a scene from © Provided by Associated Press Members of the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredo, a binational professional baseball team with home stadiums in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, board a bus in Nuevo Laredo to travel to an away game during the 2019 season in a scene from "Bad Hombres." The new Showtime sports documentary follows this AAA Mexican League baseball team that plays on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border amid the tension around migration, divisive politics, and environmental concerns. (Showtime via AP)

“I wanted to take viewers on this immersive journey so they could see what I saw,” Glazer said. “I didn't want to change any minds but I wanted to share the truth.”

The documentary is scheduled to premiere Friday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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Russell Contreras is a member of The Associated Press’ Race and Ethnicity Team. Follow him on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/russcontreras

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