#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Take an intimate dive into the life and career of the recently retired star pitcher CC Sabathia in this HBO Sports documentary.
Plot: In his own words, Sabathia narrates his story. As the highs and lows of his last season are chronicled, Sabathia looks back on his legacy as one of the game’s pre-eminent pitchers, as well as the profound challenges that shaped him, including his longtime battle with addiction that came to a head in 2015 while playing for the Yankees.
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By far one of the best real life documentary
This is such a beautiful and touching documentary based on the life of a baseball pitcher, “CC”. Honestly I had never heard of CC before (being from France and not following baseball) However, within 5 minutes I was pulled into his life story. An athlete who had achieved all his life’ dreams, but couldn’t feel happiness within until he wrote a letter. This is a wonderful story about love, family, hope and recovery, demonstrating clearly that money doesn’t buy happiness.
Emotional Look At CC’s Baseball & Life Journey
So often, we as fans idolize our sporting heroes and think them sort of “above the fray” from the types of problems we all face in our lives. This is utter nonsense, of course, and in “Under the Grapefruit Tree” the story of baseball pitcher CC Sabathia is laid bare, warts and all. Using a frame narrative initially set during CC’s last hurrah in 2019, this documentary flashes back to earlier moments in his career both positive and negative.
On one hand, it provides much interesting information about his working-class economic background in California and rise to MLB stardom with the Indians, Brewers, and Yankees. He is a true hard work success story and seems to be a really great guy on top of all of it.
However, lurking behind that fantastic career were many personal demons. Not only did he lose many important and guiding family members at a young age, but he also battled alcoholism (binge-drinking), to the point of being so hungover before a game that he couldn’t make it through a bullpen session. As fans, we only see the athlete struggling. We don’t see the behind-the-scenes responses from friends and family members–until here.
It never fails to make me feel somewhat aged when a player completed his entire career in my baseball-watching existence. But that familiarity also heightens my ability to connect with the events on even the most basic of levels. As HBO sports docs are want to do, this turns into an emotional, compelling look at the side of an athlete fans in the seats or on the couch don’t get to see.
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Writer Aaron Cohen
Actors Amber Sabathia, C.C. Sabathia
Country United States
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