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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:40
Freak at the Wheel
Freak at the wheel. SHOWTIME will air a 30-min preview of The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants on Weds. April 13th

For whatever the reason – be it the game, how MLB has approached this aspect, whatever – it’s been how the players at baseball’s highest level have been marketed. A game that has leveraged it’s personality in fiction through books and certainly movies (Hey, Charlie Sheen, you still wear Cleveland Indians caps after playing the Wild Thing in “Major League”), the real-life personalities that comprise baseball’s story in the now, hasn’t fully been told.

At least, till now.

To coincide with the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season, SHOWTIME will air a 30-minute sneak preview of THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, its new documentary series featuring the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, on Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30 PM ET/PT.  The new one-hour series, set to premiere Wednesday, July 13th (Showtime informs the time is still a TBD), will give viewers a front row seat into the lives of the players, coaches and team personnel as they begin the task of defending their World Series title through the 2011 MLB season.

THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS is a collaboration between SHOWTIME and MLB Productions, and is currently in production in Scottsdale, Arizona, home of the San Francisco Giants Spring Training, as well as various locations around the country.  The series will be shot over the course of eight months and will have cameras embedded with the team during the first half of the regular season.

While it’s a trailer, the clips shown may be just what the league and players need to give the league a much needed lift in personality.


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