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Friday, July 06, 2012

Grantland:Kruse:The Big Show—Behind the scenes with The Franchise’s dysfunctional Miami Marlins

...it’s perfect for the second season of the series on Showtime called The Franchise. One team, all access, almost all season. Last year’s series on the Giants won an Emmy for editing. For this season, Showtime and Major League Baseball Productions, the creative partners, targeted the Marlins. No hard sell was needed….

The show’s cameras first showed up at the winter meetings in December. They were there when spring training started a couple months later and Guillen greeted the players with a profane preseason pep talk.

“A lot of people, probably half of you guys, think I’m ###### up and crazy,” he told them, their uniforms as unsmudged as their 0-0 record. No, he said. He’s just honest, he said. He just tells people what he wants to tell them, not what they want to hear, he said. “They like it, they like it; they don’t, #### it.”

Loria, the owner, sat in a folding chair and listened to his new manager’s speech with a clicker in his hand. He wore a black jacket and a mischievous grin, clutching the clicker, counting the #####.

a profanity-laced tirade of an article

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 06, 2012 at 02:05 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: miami, ozzie guillen

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   1. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: July 07, 2012 at 12:26 AM (#4175300)
Here in south Florida we get several minutes of Ozzie cussing after most games. Why pay Showtime to see an hour of that each week?
   2. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: July 07, 2012 at 01:37 AM (#4175315)
Because after a game it's crass and stupid. On Showtime it's cutting edge!
   3. asinwreck Posted: July 07, 2012 at 08:55 AM (#4175349)
People, you get footage of David Samson puking in this. That alone is worth the cost of admission.
   4. McCoy Posted: July 07, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4175377)
So when does the fire sale start? This offseason or next June?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 07, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4175431)
I never saw the Giants season of this, was it good? Hard Knocks does a pretty good job and I even thought that MLB show about the White Sox that showed behind the scenes stuff was fairly interesting.

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