Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bote Man 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dock Ellis
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMarlins’ Brian Anderson — inspired by Brian Anderson and Brian Anderson — has one of the most common names in baseball history - Sun Sentinel
(3 - 7:49am, Sep 22)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOzzie and the MVP | Articles | Bill James Online
(1 - 7:41am, Sep 22)
Last: Lest we forget

NewsblogRaul Mondesi, former Yankees outfielder, sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption while mayor of San Cristobal
(42 - 7:13am, Sep 22)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(1034 - 6:38am, Sep 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogThe Rangers release artists’ renderings of their new ballpark
(4 - 6:36am, Sep 22)
Last: ajnrules

NewsblogThis is baseball’s home run breaking point | New York Post
(39 - 5:39am, Sep 22)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(723 - 5:27am, Sep 22)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogMLB, Rob Manfred must expand protective netting | SI.com
(60 - 4:10am, Sep 22)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

Newsblog‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball
(398 - 3:53am, Sep 22)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogWhere have you gone, Tim Lincecum? In search of beloved Giants ace
(6 - 2:11am, Sep 22)
Last: Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day

NewsblogNever tell OMNICHATTER the odds! for September 21, 2017
(274 - 1:54am, Sep 22)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

Sox TherapyStep One Complete
(12 - 1:29am, Sep 22)
Last: Morton's Fork

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(222 - 12:46am, Sep 22)
Last: Ardo

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(74 - 12:19am, Sep 22)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogOT - August/September 2017 College Football thread
(201 - 10:48pm, Sep 21)
Last: 2 dudes are better than STIGGLES; i'm both of em

Page rendered in 0.3278 seconds
47 querie(s) executed