Let the fun begin! A couple days ago I saw a commercial for a program called “A Home Run for Trademark” on TLC. It looked like this will be the warmup for the new show featuring Richard Davis, Ginger, and Trademark Properties. Richard and crew are out of the clutches of A&E and the “Flip This House” fiasco. They are starting over on TLC with a new reality show called “The Real Deal.”
And sure enough, I got an email last night from Trademark about the show:
In the one-hour special, Davis and his team first purchase the former home of baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson in Greenville, SC and then work to transform it into a Shoeless Joe museum. Although Shoeless Joe was banned from baseball in 1921 due to his alleged involvement in the “Black Sox” scandal, his fans have worked tirelessly to restore his reputation ever since. For his part, Davis puts together a crew, transplants and repositions the house all in just one week, giving Shoeless Joe a place of honor in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Assisting Davis in the project is construction foreman Josh Hamilton. A former professional baseball player himself with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Hamilton was sidelined in 2002 when a drug addiction crippled his ability to play. He was subsequently suspended from baseball. Now, Hamilton has a second chance: out of rehab and into Davis’ construction crew, Hamilton hopes this will be a stepping stone to getting his career back on track.
Davis and his team have just one shot to give both of these baseball greats a second chance. Will they pull it off?