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Showtime’s The Franchise To Be Released On DVD, Blu-Ray

By Bryan Rose

With a hat tip to AZ_Giants, the much anticipated release of Showtime’s “The Franchise” will finally be happening, although, you wont be able to sneak it under your Christmas tree this holiday season. Amazon.com currently has the release date for the DVD version scheduled for February 28th, 2012 with the Blu-Ray release date yet to be determined.

Either way, for those who weren’t lucky enough to watch the series, your opportunity will come – just in time to get hyped up for Spring Training.

*UPDATE* Via SFBleacherGirl, who points out MLB.com has a listed release date of 12/6.

Amazon.com release after the jump:

"Unscripted, uncensored and unprecedented…this is no fantasy baseball. It s the players as you ve never seen them, all their stories and every fascinating moment — as it happens, the way it happens.SHOWTIME presents THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, an MLB Productions Original Series. This gripping docu-series provides a candid look at the struggles, relationships and day-to-day lives of Major League Baseball players through unprecedented access to Giants players, their families, coaches and team personnel. Real, dramatic, intense, unexpected. It’s baseball from the inside-out.In this season of THE FRANCHISE:*Brian Wilson reveals his high-energy and peculiar approach to…life.*Bruce Bochy & Brian Sabean take you upfront and inside the brain trust s key decisions.*Ryan Vogelsong exposes his intense and personal story including his rise to All-Star status.*Pablo Sandoval proves his drive with a stellar 2011 season.*Buster Posey shows his commitment to the team and determination for a full recovery.*Brandon Belt brings you inside the manager’s office as he makes the team, is assigned to the Minors, and then later recalled.THE FRANCHISE: A SEASON WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS opens the clubhouse doors to reveal your favorite team as never before.Disc 1: Preview + Episodes 1-4; Disc 2: Episodes 5-8 + Special FeaturesSpecial FeaturesVignettes and Promos2011 Walk-Off VictoriesSandoval Hits for the CycleGiants White House VisitBryan Stow Ceremony"