PBS (Mon., April 8, 10 P.M. ET)

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This wonderfully photographed and edited documentary examines one of the lowest rungs on the ladder of professional baseball, following the Class A Bakersfield Dodgers through their 1989 season.

Though there's little on-field action, the program paints a most vivid picture of minor-league life: the waiting around, the horseplay, the bus trips, the gross humor and the competitive strain. You see these young faces shining with promise, all of them dreaming of making it to "the show."

As of this spring, none of them have even played in a major-league game.