In the movie “Sugar,” Miguel “Sugar” Santos stands out as a beacon of talent in Dominican baseball. After securing a prestigious spot in the U.S. minor-leagues, he carries the weighty dreams of stardom and pulling his family from poverty.
However, once he starts playing for a Single A team in Iowa, he’s swiftly overwhelmed by language barriers, cultural disparities, injuries, and the immense pressures of the sport. This increasing sense of alienation drives Miguel on a transformative journey to New York City. Here, he delves deep into the essence of belonging and finds his unique place in the world, extending far beyond the confines of a baseball field.