'The Franchise': Showtime’s Giants Docu-Series Steps Up to Bat (Video)

The Franchise Giants Interview 2011

Taking the fan experience beyond batting practice, Showtime’s The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants explores the team’s 2010 season, from Spring Training to the team’s eventual World Series championship.

In a preview released Friday, the docu-series from MLB Productions looks at the personal and professional lives of players including Tim Linsecum, Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey and gets the inside pitch from manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean.

With a team comprised of family guys, singles, rockers and pranksters, the docu-series provides a candid look at their struggles, relationships and the day-to-day grind of the 162-game regular season.

The Franchise airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning July 13 on Showtime.

Preview the clip below.

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