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Report: Marlins president David Samson will be on “Survivor”

Jan 9, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

David Samson AP

WPLG-TV in Florida reports that Marlins president David Samson will follow in Jeff Kent’s footsteps and appear as a contestant on the next season of “Survivor.”

According to Will Manso of WPLG the new season begins airing on CBS next month and Samson will be one of 18 players. Samson has competed in iron man events and runs marathons, so he might actually be pretty decent on the show.

I did weekly recaps of “Survivor” in this space when Kent was on, but that gradually crushed my soul and it’s probably not worth doing for Samson’s season. Could be interesting, though.

  1. pipkin42 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    From watching last season you should realize, physical strength is not the only determinant of success on survivor.

    Now, dealing with Jeff Loria every day should do wonders for his social game.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Agreed. He should have an advantage thanks to his “baseball” experience.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        Are you suggesting that he will trick his teammates into building a shelter by offering them goods and sundries….

        Only to trade those goods and sundries to the opposing team after the shelter is built?

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Working with Jeff Loria will serve him well.

    I can’t wait for him to trade his 1 gallon of fresh water for 10 gallons of salt water.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Pssst, I gave you an assignment on the Jayson Nix post.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:54 PM

        There’s a Jayson Nix post?

        And I wasn’t informed?

  3. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    The Chihuahua will thrive in an environment of pure kitsch.

  4. rbj1 - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Well it’s not like he has a major league baseball team to run.

  5. jimmymarlinsfan - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Meh. Whatever. I’d rather see him play Joffrey in Game of Thrones but whatever

    • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Marcus in Bad Santa would be more appropriate.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM

        Um….There is one BIG difference between David Samson and Tony Cox. I THINK you know what I am referring to. It’s PRETTY obvious.

        And if you don’t CLEARLY see the difference, I will just point it out…..Tony Cox is 10 years older than David Samson.

      • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM

        The Chihuahua also might be a little too short for the role. But look at it this way: Cox had to play a vicious asshole. Our inestimable Feesh presidente can just be himself.

  6. styx630 - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Can they leave him on the island?

    • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      That would be a lot like leaving the first brown tree snake on Guam, wouldn’t it?

  7. danielponce - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    man completely forgot about the miami beach bowl. that football field looks ridic in marlins park with all the seating turned towards homeplate

  8. raysfan1 - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    I did not need another reason to not watch Survivor, but nonetheless noted, thanks.

  9. coryfor3 - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Few teams could just let their President leave and go be on a some game/reality show for weeks. I suppose the Marlins won’t know the difference though.

  10. bizzmoneyb - Jan 11, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    is it too late to pay another contestant to punch him in the face?

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