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Ortiz to co-produce series for MLB, MTV

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Major League Baseball is joining up with MTV and David Ortiz will have a prominent role.

Ortiz and Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen will be executive producers of a new weekly 30-episode series for MTV2. The show will be shot from inside the MLB Fan Cave in New York City.

The so-far untitled series will showcase MLB players off the field, spotlighting their personalities and through interviews and features.

“Players want to be musicians and the musicians want to be players. So it’s going to be pretty easy to get my friends in baseball to have some fun on MTV," Ortiz said.

Ortiz has been active in Fan Cave productions. He once randomly hugged assorted New Yorkers during an appearance.

Content from the new partnership will be on-air and online across MTV’s channels and platforms – MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams – integrating MLB players into existing shows and events.

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