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Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:02 pm
Jose Reyes

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Franchise, Showtime and MLB's answer to HBO's popular Hard Knocks, is returning for a second season and a second team. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports the Marlins are under consideration to be this year's subject, following in the footsteps of the San Francisco Giants.

The Marlins would seem to be as good of a pick as any big league team as there's a new stadium, colorful new uniforms, an even more colorful new manager and new talent in the likes of Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. The team even has the walking soap opera that is Carlos Zambrano, as well as the spotlight-seeking Logan Morrison.

If Showtime decides to go in another direction, here are some other ideas:

• The A's: It seems Lew Wolff and Billy Beane are trying to pull a real-life version of Major League, putting together a team not to win, but in preparation for a move. Heck, they already have Brad Pitt as the general manager, so we know the camera will love them.

• The Angels: It's a time-honored television tradition, the fish-out-of-story of a family packing up its modest home and heading to California. We've had the Clampetts move out to Bev-er-ly, the Walshes to 90210 and the Fresh Prince hailing a cab for Bel-Air, so why not the Pujols family dealing with the disrespect of being offered a lowly $130 million and finding love and respect in Anaheim? Oh, and there's C.J. Wilson and his race cars and Vernon Wells cashing his paychecks.

• The Yankees and Red Sox: It'd be nice to see these teams get a little attention.

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Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

I hope they pick the Marlins so we can all enjoy watching the wheels come off this CIRCUS WAGON

Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 2:20 pm

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

no one likes hanley

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:56 am

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:37 am

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

Great Idea !

It's already proven that a Reality series with a guy named OZZIE is a recipe for success...and Ozzie Guillen's Marlins "family" should prove to be at least as unpredictable, R-Rated and entertaining as the Osbornes. Besides, it would be a good start on Bud Selig's plan to make Miami MLB's next media darling, large market cash cow. Ozzie, Zambrano, Hanley, Jose Reyes and cast of talented Latinos contrasting with Josh Johnson, Logan Morrison, Mark Buehrle, Heath Bell, and an impatient ownership group with an enormous payroll, historically indifferent attendence and zero, no-trade contracts, sounds like a least on TV.  

I'm sure most of us fans are as tired of the Albert Pujols, rich to richer story, as the LeBron James story. The Yankees and Redsox get far more media attention than they deserve already, and Showtime missed their soap opera opportunity with the Redsox LAST YEAR. The Billy Beane A's human interst story has faded with his ability to win a game.

A better Plan B might be the Cubs, already a media and fan favorite, seemingly regardless of a century of inept management and worse on-field performance. I can see some entertainment value in the struggles of the elitist "Director of Spending" Theo Epstein to finally earn the respect of his peers he craves, by BUILDING a franchise instead of BUYING one...or seeing how long he can hold out before falling off the wagon and becoming the spendaholic curse breaker we all know is at heart....  

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

Any team with Ozzie and Zambrano HAS to be the choice

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:57 pm

Showtime series considering Marlins for season 2

 what that says is that the marlins are an entertaining team off of the field. if you are trying to be a serios contender, i dont know if that is good or not.

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