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Inside the Marlins

Hosted by Frank Forte, Inside The Marlins is FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports' original behind-the-scenes television series produced in association with the Marlins. The show is designed to tell unique stories, provide unparalleled access and offer fans insight into their favorite players, coaches and franchise operations.

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Inside the Marlins: Giving Back

The final episode of Inside The Marlins for the 2012 season is entitled "Giving Back" and highlights various charitable and community endeavors by Marlins players and Manager Ozzie Guillen. Featured in this edition of Inside The Marlins are catcher John Buck and his "Buck-a-Roos" program, which hosts a group of children at each Friday home game. Fans will learn about Greg Dobbs' 'Lil Dobbers, as he brings a group of children from the local Boys & Girls clubs to Wednesday home games. Outfielder Logan Morrison initiated the "Lomo's MVPs" initiative, in which he hosts young men who have lost their fathers. The program is done in honor of Lomo's late father, Tom. Inside The Marlins also gives fans a look at Manager Ozzie Guillen's involvement with the "Best Buddies" charity. Pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, own four dogs, and that is their cause of choice, trying to rescue adoptable dogs through his "Buehrle's Buddies" program.

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Inside the Marlins: Jobs

The sixth episode of Inside the Marlins for the 2012 season is entitled "Jobs In Baseball" and will focus on four individuals who are involved in the everyday workings of the ballclub, though they are not part of the 25-man roster. Featured are Strength and Conditioning Coach Ty Hill, Director of Grounds at Marlins Park, Chad Mulholland, Bullpen Coordinator Jeff Urgelles and Video Coordinator Cullen McRae. Inside The Marlins tells the story of their initial interest in baseball, how they came to be hired in their current positions and what a typical day at the ballpark is like for each of them. Each has a unique role to play each and every day as the Marlins prepare for a game.

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Inside the Marlins: Looking at the Minors

The fifth installment of "Inside The Marlins" is entitled "Generation Next" and features the Marlins affiliate in the Florida State League, the Jupiter Hammerheads! In their 12th season as a Marlins affiliate, the Hammerheads are home this year for the majority of the Marlins top prospects, including 3 of the last 4 first round draft picks. Inside The Marlins introduces fans to players such as Christian Yelich (2010 first round pick), Jose Fernandez (2011 first round) and Adam Conley (2011 2nd round), as well as the top power hitting prospect in the organization, Marcell Ozuna, a product of the Marlins Academy in the Dominican Republic. Top rated catching prospect J.T. Realmuto and converted infielder to closer Michael Brady are also profiled. FS Florida will give Marlins fans a true "inside" experience as Haines and relief pitcher Edgar Olmos wear microphones during game action. The show will also take fans inside the travel and living experiences of the club.

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Inside the Marlins: Ozzie Guillen

"Inside the Marlins: Ozzie Guillen" presents the Marlins manager in an exclusive one-on-one interview hosted by FS Florida's Frank Forte. The thirty-minute show recollects Ozzie's playing, coaching and managing career, discovers his strong family ties, and unveils his unique approach to managing life. The program also shares stories from Ozzie's close friends and family members who have been around him since his start in baseball. This episode of "Inside The Marlins" features interviews with his son, Ozzie,Jr., Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, former teammates Bruce Bochy and Ron Roenicke, who are now also major league managers, plus former teammates such as Greg Walker and Dave Martinez.

Guillen played 16 Major League seasons, then moved into the coaching ranks with the Montreal Expos. He served as the Marlins third base coach during the 2003 Championship season, before being hired to manage the Chicago White Sox in 2005. Ozzie became the first Latin American manager to win a World Series Championship.

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Inside the Marlins: The Starters

The latest edition of the "Inside The Marlins" series is entitled "The Starters." The show features interviews with the five members of the Marlins starting rotation: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Ricky Nolasco, Carlos Zambrano and Anibal Sanchez. Additionally, it will feature comments from pitching coach Randy St.Claire and General Manager Michael Hill. "Inside the Marlins" will focus on the starters' preparation, between starts routine and skill set needed to be a successful starting pitcher in the big leagues. We'll revisit some of the high points in their careers, notably Sanchez' no-hitter and Buehrle's perfect game. In addition, we'll look at the other aspects of being a starting pitcher in the National League, especially hitting, and viewers will get an Inside look at pitcher's batting practice, with Carlos Zambrano wired for sound during a round of BP at a recent home game. "Inside The Marlins" is hosted and produced by Frank Forte.

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Inside the Marlins: Heath Bell

The second installment of "Inside The Marlins" follows the life and career of the Marlins relief pitcher, Heath Bell. Bell's road to the major leagues was anything but smooth. A 69th round draft pick of Tampa Bay coming out of high school, the California native first attended junior college, and only signed a professional contract after participating in a free agent tryout camp held by the New York Mets. Bell eventually played parts of 3 seasons for the Mets, but his career took off after being included in an 8-player deal with San Diego. Used as a setup man to future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, Heath took over that role in 2009 when Hoffman left San Diego as a free agent. Bell went on to record 132 saves over the next 3 seasons and was an All-Star in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Also one of the outsized personalities in baseball, "Inside The Marlins" spent time with Bell and his family in San Diego when the Marlins visited for the first time in the 2012 season. Among those interviewed for the show are Heath's parents, Jim and Edwina, former Padres teammates Joe Thatcher and Luke Gregorseon, plus Padres Manager Bud Black, plus Marlins reliever Ryan Webb, who was also a teammate in San Diego. "Inside The Marlins" is produced and hosted by Frank Forte.

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Inside the Marlins: Marlins Park

Inside The Marlins: Marlins Park features interviews with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, Vice-President of Ballpark Development Claude Delorme, and Team President David Samson, as well as ballpark architect Earl Santee. Mr. Loria and show host Frank Forte take a walking tour to survey the art enhancements around the new baseball park and give fans a look as some "out of the way" places in the park, such as the Marlins home clubhouse, weight room and training area. Inside The Marlins: Marlins Park will also go inside of the roof tracks, display the view from the catwalk above center field, and learn the operation of the state-of-the-art roof from inside the control center.

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Inside the Marlins

The Miami Marlins Preseason Special will debut on Fox Sports Florida, Saturday, March 24, at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by Frank Forte, the show will focus on the new-look Miami Marlins and their outlook for the 2012 season. Included in the show are one-on-one interviews, Frank Forte with Manager Ozzie Guillen, and Allison Williams speaking with Hanley Ramirez. The Fox Sports Florida TV team of Rich Waltz and Tommy Hutton, entering their 8th season together, will also share their thoughts on the upcoming season.


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Marlins Hot Stove Show

As an exciting 2012 season approaches, get on deck Marlins fans for the Marlins Hot Stove Show. Hosted by FOX Sports Florida's Frank Forte, the show recaps the off-season moves taking you inside the recent additions of marquee experienced players like Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buerhle. Also, special behind the scenes access to all the winter meeting action, new Marlins ballpark updates and more. Stay tuned for the Marlins Hot Stove Show premiering December 17th at 12:30 p.m. on FS Florida.

Past Episodes

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Inside the Marlins: Gaby Sanchez

"Inside the Marlins: Gaby Sanchez" premieres on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 p.m. immediately following the Marlins at Phillies game. FOX Sports Florida's sixth 2011 episode of "Inside the Marlins" profiles Marlins first baseman and Miami native Gaby Sanchez. The episode takes viewers into the life of Gaby Sanchez, beginning with his tenure at Brito Private High School where he helped his team win two state titles, before becoming the starting third baseman at the University of Miami for two seasons, until Sanchez was drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. "Inside the Marlins" features interviews with Gaby Sanchez, his father Remberto, his mother Ileana, his brother Remberto, Jr., his wife Judy, his high school coach Ralph Suarez, his college coach Jim Morris and his college teammate and current St. Louis Cardinal John Jay. Air dates and times on FS Florida are as follows:


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Welcome To Pro Ball: Jamestown, NY

This month's edition will be an all-new episode debuting on August 5th, entitled "Welcome To Pro Ball: Jamestown, NY". The 5th installment of the show will give viewers insight into what life is like for minor leaguers, as Inside the Marlins pays a visit to the Marlins short season, Class-A minor league affiliate in Jamestown, New York. Viewers will see how these players live and work during the 76-game season as they make the transition to professional baseball. Jamestown General Manager Matt Drayer, and Marlins Vice-President of Scouting and Player Development Jim Fleming, will discuss the challenges facing the players as they begin their climb up through the minor league system. One segment of the show is devoted to Jammers Manager Dave Berg, who played four of his seven Major League seasons as a Marlin, and now is in charge of helping his players adjust to professional baseball. New episode dates are as follows: (Check Local Listings for Details)


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Inside The Marlins: Mike Stanton

This month's edition of "Inside the Marlins" will be an all-new episode, which takes viewers on an in-depth look into the future of the Marlins franchise, with one of Major League Baseball's most promising stand-outs, Marlins right fielder Mike Stanton. Stanton's off-the-chart power and hitting ability along with his athleticism in playing different sports, will be discussed along with his standing as first in the NL with homeruns back in the month of May for the 2011 season. "Inside The Marlins" will feature this young slugger, and take viewers on an inside look in what could turn out to be the club's next big franchise player. Throughout July "Visit to the Troops", "Life of a GM" & "History of the franchise" editions will also continue to air in case you missed them. New episode dates are as follows: (Check Local Listings for Details)


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History of the Franchise

Fans, tune into to the latest episode of Inside the Marlins with host Frank Forte on Fox Sports Florida. This new edition of Inside the Marlins will take Marlins' fans on a journey through the rich history of nineteen years of baseball in South Florida. Watch legendary players describe some of their most memorable moments of playing for Florida's first-ever Major League Baseball club. Such as, Jeff Conine describing the adrenaline and emotion he felt to play in the Marlins 1993 inaugural game. Learn how the first team owner H. Wayne Huizenga, first team president Carl Barger and the first GM Dave Dombrowski worked to put a team together for South Florida baseball fans. The Show will track the 19 years of existence of the Marlins, with interviews from former players and coaches, like former scout/third base coach and current broadcaster Cookie Rojas. Favorite Marlins memories will be remembered throughout the show, like when Derreck Lee and Mike Lowell were named Gold Glove winners as Marlins, and of Course our first World Series only 5 years after the inaugural season. It's a show that Marlins fans will love and appreciate as their team proudly remembers the past, and sets their goals to the future as the Miami Marlins in their new home in 2012!


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The Life of a GM: Mike Hill

Fans, tune into to the latest episode of Inside the Marlins with host Frank Forte on Fox Sports Florida. This new edition of Inside the Marlins will take Marlins' fans on a journey through the rich history of nineteen years of baseball in South Florida. Watch legendary players describe some of their most memorable moments of playing for Florida's first-ever Major League Baseball club. Such as, Jeff Conine describing the adrenaline and emotion he felt to play in the Marlins 1993 inaugural game. Learn how the first team owner H. Wayne Huizenga, first team president Carl Barger and the first GM Dave Dombrowski worked to put a team together for South Florida baseball fans. The Show will track the 19 years of existence of the Marlins, with interviews from former players and coaches, like former scout/third base coach and current broadcaster Cookie Rojas. Favorite Marlins memories will be remembered throughout the show, like when Derreck Lee and Mike Lowell were named Gold Glove winners as Marlins, and of Course our first World Series only 5 years after the inaugural season. It's a show that Marlins fans will love and appreciate as their team proudly remembers the past, and sets their goals to the future as the Miami Marlins in their new home in 2012!


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Troops Visit

Fans! Check out the 2011 debut edition of Inside the Marlins. The show will give viewers a very special inside look at our nation's armed forces. In February of 2011, the Marlins boosted the morale of troops serving overseas in Southwest Asia and Germany. Inside The Marlins "Visiting The Troops" chronicles the 9-day journey involving Marlins players John Buck and Logan Morrison, special assistants Jeff Conine and Andre Dawson, plus Marlins Team President David Samson, Senior Vice President of Marketing Sean Flynn, Marketing Supervisor Boris Menier, FS Florida Game Producer John Sulser, and 3 Marlins Mermaids. The debut of Inside the Marlins will show Jeff Conine's love for airplanes, as he and "Lomo" got up-close and personal with a real live B-1 Bomber and personally signed live arsenal carried by the aircraft! Andre Dawson and David Samson toured the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and extended their appreciation for our service men and women by conducting a "meet and greet" with some of our nation's wounded warriors! The show will air on FS Florida on the dates and times listed below.


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Hot Stove Report Show

As an exciting 2011 season fast approaches, get on deck Marlins fans for the Marlins Hot Stove Report. This all-new roundtable show will present all the off-season moves, actions, and improvements made by your Marlins for the up-coming 2011 season. The roster additions of veteran players such as, third baseman Omar Infante, starting pitcher Javier Vazquez, and catcher John Buck, will be discussed by Marlins announcers Rich Waltz, Tommy Hutton, and Jeff Conine. GM Michael Hill will also offer some insight in to your favorite ball club. The show will also feature updates of the new Marlins ballpark, as well as Marlins holiday community events. So as spring training rounds third base for home plate, stay tuned for the Marlins Hot Stove Report premiering February 19th at 1:00 p.m. on FS Florida.


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The New Ballpark

The 7th and final edition of FOX Sports Florida's "Inside the Marlins" for the 2010 season is entitled, "The New Ballpark" and premieres this Friday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 p.m. after the game.

The half-hour show will look at the process and necessity of securing a new ballpark for the Marlins. We'll look at the progress made since the project was approved, some of the events that have taken place on the site, and the design and construction challenges presented by the state-of-the-art building.

Among those interviewed are Marlins President David Samson, V.P. of Ballpark Develo p.m.ent Claude Delorme, Chief Designer Earl Santee of the Populous Design firm, and Pat Delano of the construction company, Hunt-Moss, along with comments from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and local political figures involved in the process.

Included in the show are time lapse video sequences of construction from the empty lot through the up-to-date construction.


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Roving Coordinators

FOX Sports Florida's all-new "Inside the Marlins: Roving Coordinators" premieres Thursday, August 26 at 10:30 p.m. This is the 2010 season finale episode in the popular series and one episode fans won't want to miss. Host Frank Forte takes a look at six men in the Marlins organization who serve as Minor League coordinators, each with a specialized area of expertise. Fans will hear about the roles of Hitting Coordinator John Mallee, Infield Coordinator Brandon Hyde and Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator Tarrik Brock, three instructors who now are part of the Major League coaching staff. Also featured are Field Coordinator John Pierson, Pitching Coordinator Wayne Rosenthal and Catching Coordinator Tim Cossins. These six men spend the baseball season traveling among the Marlins six minor league affiliates, teaching and instructing the Marlins prospects in their respective areas of responsibility.


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Andre Dawson, Hall of Fame

Episode #6 of Inside the Marlins follows the journey of Andre "The Hawk" Dawson from his days growing up in Miami, to his induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame on July 25, 2010. A graduate of Miami Southwest High School, who later attended Florida A&M University, Dawson went on to play 21 seasons in the big leagues, with the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Marlins. He retired after the 1996 season and now works as a Special Assistant to the President of the Marlins organization.

Inside the Marlins went with Dawson as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, becoming the 203rd former Major League player to enter the Hall. Featured are interviews with Dawson, his wife Vanessa, son Darius and daughter Amber, as well as numerous interviews for former teammates, friends, mentors and fellow Hall of Fame members.

Inside the Marlins "Andre Dawson, Hall of Fame" is produced and hosted by Frank Forte.


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Puerto Rico

Inside the Marlins - Puerto Rico gives viewers exclusive access on the Marlins trip to Puerto Rico. This episode includes Jorge Cantu on the plane filming with his HD flip cam to Wes Helms participating in a baseball clinic, where Helms learned that "although there was a language barrier, baseball served as it's universal language." Third base Coach, Joe Espada and Manager, Edwin Rodriguez will discuss returning to their homeland, "this is a very important memory for me, my family and the country, I'm very pleased to be the first Puerto Rican Manager in the big leagues," said Rodriguez. You'll get to know Edwin Rodriguez on a personal level and at the same time get to know about the history of San Juan, Puerto Rico through an exclusive interview with Rodriguez as he walks the Inside the Marlins crew through the streets of Old San Juan and visits the Fort San Felipe Del Morro. You will also get to find out about the importance of the Marlins taking Major League Baseball to Puerto Rico and how the Marlins are always incorporating the Hispanic community into the makeup of their organization. Make sure to check out all of the action of the Marlins playing in Puerto Rico in this episode of Inside the Marlins!


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Gameday: The Coaching Staff

Inside the Marlins episode #3 for the 2010 season is entitled "Gameday: The Coaching Staff." In this show, we profile the 6 coaches on Manager Fredi Gonzalez staff, take a look at their baseball backgrounds and see what they do on a "typical" game day, from the time they arrive at the ballpark through the game itself. We'll see the duties and responsibilities of Bench Coach Carlos Tosca, Pitching Coach Randy St. Claire, Hitting Coach Jim Presley, First Base/Outfield Coach Dave Collins, Third Base/Infield Coach Joe Espada and Bullpen Coach Reid Cornelius as they prepare the Marlins to face the myriad situations and scenarios that can occur during the course of a Major League game. Make sure to checkout, Inside the Marlins!


Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan

Episode #2 of Inside the Marlins for the 2010 season is entitled "Chris Coghlan". The show chronicles Chris' baseball journey as a young man growing up in Maryland, and later moving to Palm Harbor, Florida, where he played baseball at East Lake High School. Chris went on to play college baseball at the University of Mississippi, before the Marlins selected him with the 36th overall pick in the 2006 draft.

Inside the Marlins will follow Coghlan's career through the minor leagues and his call-up to the Marlins in 2009, which later resulted in Chris winning the National League rookie of the year award.

At age 15, Chris lost his father in a car accident, an event which affected his life in many ways. He reached out to some friends and baseball instructors at "The Winning Inning Academy" in Clearwater, Florida, men who became mentors and continue to help and guide Chris to this day. Inside the Marlins will feature interviews with Chris' mother, Heather Roefaro, family members, and former and present teammates from college and the minor leagues. Make sure to check out this month's episode of Inside the Marlins!


Spring Training 2010: The Bullpen
Spring Training 2010: The Bullpen

Inside the Marlins "Spring Training 2010: The Bullpen" will debut on April 13th immediately following our postgame show for the Marlins-Reds game. The show will focus on the competition among pitchers to earn a spot in the Marlins bullpen for the 2010 season, and which pitchers will fit into the various relief pitcher roles. The bullpen is almost a team within a team, as these pitchers have their own unique culture within the team framework, as they spend the majority of the game separated from the rest of the ballclub. We will also explore some of the unusual back stories of some of the relief pitchers.


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2010 Season Preview Show

The television home of the Marlins, Fox Sports Florida, took you inside the preparation of the upcoming Marlins 2010 season. Craig Minervini once again served as host of the half-hour show that featured all the scoops of the exciting forthcoming season. In addition, there were spotlights on the up-and-coming Marlins Cameron Maybin, Gaby Sanchez and Chris Coghlan. With a great young pitching rotation in Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad, and Andrew Miller the Marlins are considered once again strong contenders in the N.L East.


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Marlins Golf Tournament Special

This half-hour show spotlighted the Marlins Community Foundation's Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in early February with players, front office executives and other personalities teeing it up at Parkland Golf and Country Club. The show premiered March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida.

 

 


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Marlins Hot Stove Show

Hosted by FOX Sports Florida's Rich Waltz, along with Tommy Hutton, Jeff Conine and Marlins VP/GM Michael Hill. The show featured a round table program discussing off-season action, expectations for coming season, competition for starting rotation/bullpen and more. Also, the Marlins Hot Stove Report sat down with NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan and followed him through his offseason workout in Clearwater. FOX Sports Florida's Frank Forte and Marlins Executive VP of Ballpark Develo p.m.ent Claude Delorme gave us an inside-look and updates on the new Marlins ballpark. The half-hour show also spotlighted recent Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson.