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SF Giant's featured in "The Franchise"

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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:23 AM

From a long SF Chronicle article headlined Showtime's 'Franchise' offers access to SF Giants:

Ultimately, Andres Torres and his designer jeans won them over.

Early this year when a film crew followed the Giants' center fielder to his native Puerto Rico, the players were still skeptical about the content of "The Franchise," the Showtime documentary series about the San Francisco Giants premiering Wednesday night. But Torres' unorthodox workouts were great television, and a clubhouse hit.

"We showed them that footage at the meeting we had with them in early February," said Jason Katz, a producer who has been embedded with the team for the past six months. "They were roaring with laughter, just seeing him in rolled-up jeans, no shirt, throwing the cinderblock over his head."

"The Franchise" promises viewers drama, humor and an unprecedented level of access in the traditionally closed baseball clubhouse. But for the Giants and the team's fans, the show was viewed as both an investment and a risk.

The show premier's Wednesday on Showtime. For MLB fans, this should be particularly enjoyable. From the blurb on Showtime's web site:

SHOWTIME SPORTS presents THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, an MLB Productions Original Series. This new docu-series follows the 2010 World Series champions as they defend their title in 2011. With unprecedented access to Giants players, their families, coaches and team personnel, this series provides a candid look at the struggles, relationships and day-to-day lives of Major League Baseball players. It's an up close and personal journey from the off-season to Spring Training, the All-Star Game and beyond.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

I saw the comming attractions yesterday looks pretty interesting


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:19 AM

I'm looking forward to it. Even though I'm a die hard Yankees fan, I love sports documentaries & programming.

Also, seeing Cody Ross become a postseason legend was amazing. His sister and I were friends growing up when they lived here and Cody was always around trying to hang with us.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

Since I'm a life long Giants fan, I can't wait for this to start!

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