Not surprisingly, given all the fanfare surrounding them, the Marlins are being considered as the featured team for Showtime's "The Franchise," the popular baseball docuseries." The pay-per-view channel confirmed earlier in the week that it has ordered a second season of the series, which last season examined the behind-the-scenes workings of the San Francisco Giants after they won the World Series.
With a new ballpark on the horizon, new uniforms, a vociferous manager (Ozzie Guillen) and a new cast of stars, the Marlins are a natural fit for the Showtime series, which last season averaged more than 650,000 viewers per episode.
Showtime is granted exclusive access in order to present a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the sport.
To get an idea, take a look at the first episode from last season here.