01.20.06

Worldwide Leader Plans Sultan Of Surly Series

Posted in Baseball, Sports TV at 8:48 pm by

Because having Pedro Gomez hide in the Bonds family rubbish bin was a little too dignified. From the Hollywood Reporter :

ESPN is working out a deal with Tollin/Robbins Productions for an exclusive weekly documentary-style, all-access series that will follow San Francisco Giant slugger Barry Bonds (above, left) beginning in spring training in March and into the Major League Baseball season as he pursues the career home run records of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Under the deal, Bonds will allow cameras to follow him throughout his day, both on and off the field. The show will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Bonds’ during his chasing of the records. Sources familiar with the discussions, say the show could air in first-run each Tuesday night at 7 p.m., East Coast time, with several re-airings throughout the week. Tollin/Robbins, which has a relationship with Bonds, reportedly approached ESPN about doing the series. Discussions have reportedly been taking place since mid-December.

If you’re anything like me, you’re shocked by the above item….what kind of a world are we living in, where a supposedly professional, reputable concern….seemingly devoted to needling ESPN at every available opportunity could’ve missed a story like this? Was there a reading at Happy Endings today or what?

In a completely unrelated story, Baskin-Robbins Productions have denied any involvement in a David Wells reality show.

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