SBD/February 17, 2011/Media

Showtime's Series On MLB Giants To Be In Documentary Form, Not "24/7" Vein

The upcoming Showtime series featuring the MLB Giants will be a "documentary, and not 'Hard Knocks' or '24/7'-type reality series," said team President & COO Larry Baer. The cable network and MLB Productions last month announced plans to run a series on the Giants this year chronicling the defense of their World Series title with "unprecedented team access." The news quickly generated concern among some players and Giants execs, including Senior VP & GM Brian Sabean, and some team members were not informed of the project before Showtime and MLB Productions announced their plans. But questions were aired earlier this month at a team meeting held in S.F. when most players were in town for the Giants' annual FanFest. "We're definitely moving forward. They've already begun to gather footage, and were in New York last month during the trophy tour there," Baer said. "Unfettered access into the clubhouse isn't going to happen. But this is MLB Productions doing this. These are the people who did our World Series DVD. These are people we know and trust."
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