The Marlins Should Probably Take Down This Poster Of Their Canceled Reality Show And High-Priced Free Agents

Remember The Franchise? Showtime's answer to Hard Knocks, but with baseball? Last year's second season followed around those NL-favorite Marlins, with top talent like Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, all led by fiery manager Ozzie Guillen. Well, the series was cut short mid-run because the… »3/11/13 5:35pm3/11/13 5:35pm

The Marlins Are So Bad, Showtime Canceled The Franchise Early

The profanity-filled televised examination of a miserable baseball season that was The Franchise: Miami Marlins will come to a premature end Wednesday as Showtime airs its final episode of the series, one producers hoped might show the ins and outs of a pennant contender but ended up being organizational ruin porn. »8/20/12 1:48pm8/20/12 1:48pm

Last Night's The Franchise: Miami Marlins Distilled Down To Its Motherfucking Essence

The Miami Marlins all-access curse-fest that is The Franchise premiered last night on Showtime, and the first episode made for enjoyable viewing (more enjoyable, at least, than the ESPY Awards, which it ran against). Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria bet the house on the 2012 season, hoping a new stadium, new geographic… »7/12/12 4:10pm7/12/12 4:10pm