Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Friday, February 27, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

Post by Cheryl Nichols, Contributor to Nats News Network

Our very own Dmitri Young, NL's 2007 Comeback Player of the Year, will be featured in an MLB Network Original Documentary on Monday, March 2 at 9pm.
We Are Young: A Baseball Family is a story of brothers Dmitri and Delmon Young who both
overcame personal struggles to persevere in the Major Leagues. MLB Network's first-ever original film from MLB Productions.

MLB Network will also air Josh Hamilton: Resurrecting the Deam, tonight, February 27 at 9pm.

Excerpt from MLB Network Press Release:

We Are Young: A Baseball Family, the first-ever original film by MLB Productions, chronicles a seven-year period of MLB players and brothers Dmitri and Delmon Young, and their demanding father, Larry, who helped guide them into the Major Leagues. The film documents Dmitri, currently on the Washington Nationals, who makes the All-Star team in 2003, watches with joy as his brother is selected as the number one pick in the Draft that same year, but then begins to battle alcoholism and is released by the Detroit Tigers in 2005. Soon after, Dmitri comes close to death due to an undiagnosed case of diabetes, and then bounces back to make the All-Star team in 2007 and become the National League’s 2007 Comeback Player of the Year. We Are Young: A Baseball Family also chronicles the controversy that has surrounded Delmon—the first overall pick in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft—ever since his 50-game suspension for flipping a bat in at an umpire during a Minor League game. Delmon would learn a valuable lesson, and eventually is called up to the Major Leagues in the fall of 2005, where he would make an immediate impact with Tampa. After finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year honors the next season, Delmon was traded to the Twins. Monday will mark the television debut for the 96-minute film, which was selected for inclusion in the first annual U.S. Sports Film Festival, held in Philadelphia last October.