Today I was called a conspiracy theorist by Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman during the Waddle and Silvy show on ESPN 1000 because of a Facebook comment I placed on Silvy’s FB page:

“Silvy, I have a theory – What do you think about MLBTV asking Ozzie and Kenny to “feud” to make the show more interesting? How interesting could the Sox have been the first two months of the season as poorly as they’ve played. All good reality TV is scripted.I’m so over hearing about the Ozzie Guillen and Kenny Williams fued, that seems to be a story mostly fabricated by the media. The first thing I want to address is the fact that it’s not completely necessary for the manager of a baseball team and his general manager to agree on everything that happens with the team. When things go South, as they have with the Sox, certain incidents get blown out of proportion and frustration levels rise.”

Is this really so far fetched? While I believe that Ozzie and Kenny do not agree on everything, I also believe that MLB would ask for some added drama to get better ratings for a show. This is the Bud Selig front office that turned a cheek when steroids were running rampant for a decade because home runs put more fans in the seat. This is the same front office that ruled it was legal for the Cubs to scalp their own tickets, so why would they not ask a GM and manager to ham it up a little bit.

Let’s be honest, I do not believe that Ozzie and Kenny agreed on everything in 2005, but that’s part of the game. We did not hear about it because everything was great since the Sox went on to win the World Series. The first two months of the season for a reality show could not have been that interesting as the Sox stunk it up. There were no good stories, even on the negative side except for Ozzie and Kenny. “The Club” is going to be far more interesting now that there’s a intensified, media generated feud between the GM and manager. Maybe, maybe not, but I think it’s a possibility.

The Club premiers on the MLB Network on July 4.

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