Although the Marlins didn’t have a representative at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Kansas City, they’ll receive more exposure — and be exposed more than any other team in the league — when The Franchise TV series begins airing Wednesday night on Showtime.
Wednesday’s first episode of the behind-the-scenes look at the Marlins will be one hour long. The next seven episodes will last a half-hour.
MLB Productions executive producer David Gavant said the Marlins provided them more access than the Giants did last year, specifically to members of the front office and ownership.
Marlins president David Samson agreed.
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“We promised to give them access to everything, and we’ve delivered that. They’re everywhere we are,” he said. “They were there when we traded for Carlos Lee. They’re there when we send players down. They are there when we talk about players, off the field and on the field.
“When they asked to do the Marlins, I don’t think they had any idea what they were in for. I feel badly for next year’s team.”