After a high-profile offseason that included the signing of free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, and veteran pitcher Mark Buehrle, Showtime has named the Miami Marlins as the featured team on the upcoming season of the baseball documentary series, The Franchise.
“Miami is not only one of the most sexy and cosmopolitan cities in the country, but has become one of the best sports towns as well,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “The Franchise has worked for us because it appeals to both the hard core sports fan as well audiences interested in compelling unscripted drama. A newly rebuilt Miami Marlins franchise full of big player personalities, and led by the larger-than-life Ozzie Guillen, are an ideal team for season two of The Franchise.”
Last year, The Franchise focused on the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and the team's roster of colorful players. However, no one on the Giants, or the entire sport of baseball for that matter, can compare to the walking quote machine that is Ozzie Guillen. We're expecting the use of profanity to rival that of a Martin Scorsese film when all is said and done.
There is no premiere date scheduled as of yet, but one should be announced in the near future.