I has a sad. This was the last episode of this season’s The Franchise. It was way cool to have a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes with the Marlins. Not only did they show what happens with the team in general, but I liked seeing their relationship as teammates and buddies. Of course, I also enjoyed watching Ozzie Guillen rant away, whether it was about coconut water or crappy performance on the field.
Last week on The Franchise, we saw Jose Reyes back in New York with the Marlins to play against his former team, the Mets. They had a day off, so Jose went to get a new tattoo. This was when he still had his hit streak.
Since I am finally back from my vacation to Atlanta and Washington DC (I basically followed the Marlins there), I can get back to you, my fellow obsessed Fish fans. I caught up on The Franchise after I got home and three things stuck to me: Hanley Ramirez, Heath Bell, and Ozzie Guillen.
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.
This week’s episode of The Franchise was pretty sad, yet happy in a few ways. This Marlins team has quite a few characters as we know it, starting with manager, Ozzie Guillen and outfielder, Logan Morrison.
The episode opened with top Marlins front office members, including owner Jeffrey Loria and general manager, Larry Beinfest, in a round table meeting discussing the progress of the team so far, as well as the future. It is really interesting to see what these guys have to say about the current state of the team. However, that is not what stood out to me this episode.
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.