UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO YESTERDAY’S MLB TRADING DEADLINE
HIGHLIGHTS TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE FRANCHISE
REACTION TO HANLEY RAMIREZ TRADE ALSO TAKES CENTER STAGE TONIGHT ON
THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE MIAMI MARLINS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, AT 10 PM ET/PT ON SHOWTIME®
NEW YORK (August 1, 2012) – On tonight’s episode of THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE MIAMI MARLINS, Showtime and Major League Baseball Productions take you behind the scenes like never before as the Marlins made multiple moves in advance of yesterday’s MLB trading deadline. As the clock ticked away yesterday afternoon, cameras were simultaneously with the Marlins front office in Miami as well as inside the locker room in St. Louis as the players reacted to the news unfolding around them, and in the case of Edward Mujica and other players traded yesterday, about them. Tonight’s episode also features extensive coverage of last week’s trade that sent Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate to the Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and a prospect. Cameras were with the front office throughout the night as the trade was completed, then in the clubhouse the following morning to document player reactions and Ramirez’s final minutes with the Marlins before heading to Los Angeles. In addition, there are extensive features on Eovaldi – including access to preparations with catcher John Buck for his successful first start with the Marlins – as well as reliever Heath Bell, whose father has been battling lung cancer.