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Ozzie Guillen will soon be a reality television star

Feb 19, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

Last month Craig suggested that someone ought to give Ozzie Guillen his own reality television show and … well, MLB Network announced this week that it’s doing just that.
Technically the show will be about the entire White Sox’s management team, including general manager Ken Williams and owner Jerry Reinsdorf, but when the first episodes start airing in July you can be certain that Guillen will be the star.
Camera crews will follow Guillen, Williams, Reinsdorf, and the rest of the White Sox’s front office from now until the July 31 trade deadline and the end result will be a six-part series called “The Club.”
Best-case scenario is probably part Moneyball and part Hard Knocks, with Guillen providing most of the entertainment and Williams letting everyone be a fly on the wall as he tries to swing a blockbuster trade.
Worst-case scenario is probably the White Sox jumping out to a 50-25 start to completely run away from the rest of the AL Central by the time the final episode airs. Because, you know, I’m a Twins fan and all.

  1. Jonny5 - Feb 19, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    And this is how the sox will rationalize signing Damon. The show will pay for it.

  2. ecp - Feb 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    At least this figures to be more entertaining than last year’s MLB Network reality show, “The Pen,” which was truly excruciating awful (sorry, Phillies fans.)

  3. Omega in Colorado - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    I am actually glad my cable service doesn’t offer the MLB network now.

  4. Jonny5 - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    No offense from this one. I couldn’t even watch it.

  5. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    I have no idea about this show but the MLB Network is
    super, Bob Costas has done some sweet interviews like
    one with Willie Mays and they have a great Documentary
    by Ken Burns which has been awesome.

  6. YX - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    This will be fun.
    One beef I have with MLBTV is that there are way too many reruns.
    Can’t they just do the radio style round table when nothing else to do?

  7. Gelardia - Feb 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    This will definitely have to be watched with the closed captioning on.

  8. Raging Tide - Feb 19, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    I am more concerned with the amount of “bleeping” that they will have to do. Maybe MLB can start a late night show – MLB Uncensored!

  9. Andrew Pelt - Feb 22, 2010 at 12:20 AM

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