This week’s The Franchise was more about a look into Ozzie Guillen and his family. Sure, there was a bit of drama when they showed Heath Bell having another meltdown in the clubhouse after he messed up again. They also touched upon the Hanley Ramirez rumors that were circling before he was sent packing to Los Angeles. More on that later in this post.
While Fox Sports Florida was tweeting pictures from Marlins Media Day, I couldn’t help but notice a recurring theme.
They seem to pointing at their hats.
Yes, we have a new cool logo, but the pointing at the hat pose made for awkward yet really funny pictures.
Just see for yourself.
ESPN’s Baseball Tonight Express Tour visited the Miami Marlins earlier today on their first day of spring training. Some good points were brought up, such as Hanley Ramirez and his transition to playing third base. Whether ace pitcher, Josh Johnson, will remain healthy was big as well.
Speaking of JJ, I really hope he remains healthy this season. I remember thinking, “Oh here we go again!” whenever he would end up hurt. We missed him big time as he was out for the majority of the season last year.
The Marlins are not taking any chances, however. Luckily, we have other great pitchers like Mark Buehrle and Carlos Zambrano (I remember hating him when he was in Chicago and now he’s a Fish! Go figure!)
Skipper, Ozzie Guillen, said the following to the Miami Herald:
“I only care about J.J. after he pitches, how he’s going to feel. We have to track every day how he feels – not to babysit him, but to make sure how he feels the next day.”
In case you missed BBTN’s Marlins segment, I saved your day.
Tim Brosnan, MLB executive VP was quoted by BroadcastingCable.com with the following.
“With all of the changes they have made, this is the perfect time to feature the Miami Marlins. The club has no shortage of intriguing storylines and colorful characters that will make for compelling television.”
Intriguing storylines and colorful characters? Um… yea. I can’t wait to see Ozzie Guillen chew someone out like a madman and Carlos Zambrano turn into the Incredible Hulk and throw stuff around in the dugout.
The Miami Marlins may turn into reality TV stars. They are the next possible team to be followed around by cameras for the Showtime baseball documentary, The Franchise. The show exhibits what goes on within a major league baseball team. Last season, the show focused on the San Francisco Giants.
Not sure if the show has confessionals like most other reality shows, but I’d like to see what the water cooler has to say after tiny tempered pitcher, Carlos Zambrano gets into a fight with it. I am sure we would also get an inside look into outfielder, Logan Morrison’s tweeting habits while bratty ex-shortstop and current third baseman, Hanley Ramirez sulks by himself in a corner of the dugout. Let’s not forget the hilarity that will ensue when outspoken manager, Ozzie Guillen chews someone out.
I am intrigued by this show. Not only will we get to see some funny stuff, but I would like to see what life is like as a baseball player or part of the team staff. I would totally tune in.
There have always been rumors swirling that Ozzie Guillen has been trying to get Chicago Cubs’ pitcher, Carlos Zambrano to join the Fish. Looks like it may actually happen.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Marlins are close to acquiring Zambrano. I don’t know what to think. He’s a pretty good pitcher. However, he can bring drama. Seriously, we have a lot of drama in this team. But maybe he can add a little spark in our team. He is very passionate about the game.
Here’s to hoping all goes well with him and our other little drama kings in the team (*cough*Hanley and LoMo*cough*).
Reports are saying that Marlins manager, Ozzie Guillen, has reached out to Chicago Cubs’ pitcher and fellow Venezuelan, Carlos Zambrano. Looks like it’s a possibility he may come to the Fish. The Cubs are willing to pay off the money owned to him for 2012, which is only $18 Million in deferred amounts. (Ha! Only?)