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The Franchise Will End Early Because The Marlins Suck So Much

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Wednesday night's episode of Showtime's baseball docudrama The Franchise, which this season is following the Miami Marlins, will be its last. At least two more episodes were originally planned, with the option for others, but the Marlins and Showtime have decided to pull the plug early, because, well, this team sucks. And it doesn't even suck in an entertaining way anymore. They're just back to being the Marlins we've always known: painfully boring, painfully bad.

"There was an option to do more but given the state of our season, it was decided that the original eight would suffice," Marlins president David Samson told The Palm Beach Post in a text message.

Showtime decided to rush an early preview episode to capitalize and chronicle the controversy over manager Ozzie Guillen's remarks about Fidel Castro. So technically, they did churn out eight episodes, exactly the number the show produced last season when it  followed the San Francisco Giants. There were original plans to do one more, but the Marlins have pretty much run out of steam both on the field and in terms of storylines

Guillen's kept his mouth mostly shut, and seems a shell of his formerly rambunctious self. The always entertaining Logan Morrison is out with an injury. Several star players were sold off in mini-fire sale. What the hell else was there follow but a bunch of dejected players who have nothing left to play for this season?

Don't worry though! There's always The Dolphins on HBO's Hard Knocks. Hopefully their current suckitude will make for better television.

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19 comments
Ezekiel Angulo
Ezekiel Angulo

Still think tearing down the OB was a good idea for the community??

Ezekiel Angulo
Ezekiel Angulo

Still think tearing down the OB was a good idea for the community??

chefgaumond
chefgaumond

@MiamiNewTimes We lost the Orange Bowl for these dipshits? Unfair & Unbelievable. #CanesFam #TheU #RipDownMarlinsPark #RebuildTheOB

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

Should've kept the Mermaids & Manatees. I was able to see several MLB teams I wanted to see play. At the end of the day it was a move from Sun Life to this new ballpark that has kept me away this season. In short it's the ticket prices that went up and the parking situation, who wants to get run over. I went to a few games and I recall after one, sitting at a traffic light, no more than a block NW of the stadium, the crowd crossed against the traffic officers that were directing  flow. Anyway, the 40-50 fans just stormed the intersection, not at the cross walks, but any & everywhere they could mob. That same night was the night that the 60+ year old that had the heart attacks and killed several fans.

Will Iam
Will Iam

People actually watch that crap?

Sergio F. Maldonado
Sergio F. Maldonado

Ha ha!! (In Nelson's laugh) That's for using the taxpayer's money to build the stadium and parking garages....Karma is a bi*$%

strauzer
strauzer

#CanesFam @chefgaumond @MiamiNewTimes Now's a good time for people to sign the #Stadium4Canes petition #RebuildTheOB http://t.co/sQL9iL2K

Palangana
Palangana topcommenter

 @Jimbo99 Can't speak to the parking situation, but I bought a couple of tickets for $10 the other day.

HurricaneMoe
HurricaneMoe

@strauzer @chefgaumond @MiamiNewTimes sit tight in a couple of years we will have a xomed stadium OB 2 when the Marlins move out

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

 @Palangana

 Face Value for the cheapest seat I've seen in the new stadium comes to $ 17 (home run porch area). After the taxes and adders, it's $ 20 and change. Anyway, the Marlins have since readjusted that for the partial season (perhaps becasue they stink ?). http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/season_tickets.jspThose are also upper deck RC field.That same seat at Sun Life was between $ 8.50 and 12, only it was a seat that was at the RC field wall and lower level (fish tank). You could actually see Stanton as a life size player at Sun Life.Parking pricing varies, I simply can't stand driving up and down the block & streets to park in somebody's driveway or fenced in business parking lot. At Sun Life, you paid your parking and then drove into a massive lot to tailgate or do whatever it was you were going to do pre-game.

strauzer
strauzer

@chefgaumond good man spread the word!

chefgaumond
chefgaumond

@HurricaneMoe @strauzer @miaminewtimes I HOPE SO!!!!!! Send ball team to Orlando.

HurricaneMoe
HurricaneMoe

@strauzer @chefgaumond @MiamiNewTimes nah put a picture of Sebastian on it

strauzer
strauzer

@HurricaneMoe @chefgaumond @MiamiNewTimes Yep, just blow out that hideous Chahooly statue and VOILA!

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