Report: Marlins President David Samson to Compete on Survivor

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For those of you who wish you could pluck Marlins team President David Samson from Marlins Park and place him somewhere on a desolate island far, far away -- your dreams have come true. Apparently he'll be a contestant on the next season of Survivor.

It show how seriously he takes his job that he thought it would be appropriate to take time off to film a dumb reality television show.

See also: Marlins Prez David Samson Calls Miamians Stupid, Says He Cares More About Money Than Fans

The news comes from Local 10, which confirms Samson will be one of 18 contestants to be announced for next season. The show reportedly took place in the Philippines and was filmed over the summer. Interestingly, CBS Sports, the sports arm of the network that broadcasts Survivor, also ran with the report. Though, they didn't add any news of their own.

Samson, if he indeed is on the show, probably can't confirm the news until CBS unveils the cast later this month. Tellingly, though, the team hasn't dismissed the report.

But wait a minute? He went off to film a reality television show right in the middle of the Marlins' season? Granted we really don't think much of Samson. His presence wouldn't have somehow saved the team's season, but it just goes to show how seriously he takes his job as president of a Major League Baseball team that he saw it fit to scoot off half way around the world to film a reality TV show that is well past its prime.

The Sun-Sentinel adds that the usually outspoken Samson was suspiciously quiet over the summer.

Samson, who is known for his triathlon hobby, is of course the former stepson of owner Jeffrey Loria. This shows just how much leeway Loria gives Samson.

"Oh yeah, I just bilked these taxpayers millions of dollars to build a fancy new stadium and promised them an actual competitive team, but, sure, I see no problem with letting my team president go off to be a reality TV star."

Is anyone actually serious about this team? Or would they all rather be off on some island eating bugs?

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Wow, I'd rather watch little league baseball games than Marlins games. Matter of fact, the Little League Word Series on ESPN was more exciting than almost all the Miami Marlins games I watched this season. SMH.


Boycott Marlins Park, Miami.  Enough of this douche and his ex-father-in-law. 

Zach Klotzman Ŧ
Zach Klotzman Ŧ

Too bad its not a team edition so we could send Loria with him

Ron Bronson
Ron Bronson

this guy has the best job in america

Jose A. Garcia
Jose A. Garcia

Hope he gets all the wayto the end and then loses, and gets stung by a jellyfish.


I will say this about Samson as a contestant on Survivor: he is one of the biggest and most successful liars in South Florida. He will probably win. 

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Marlins Prez David Samson Calls Miamians Stupid, Says He Cares More About Money Than Fans.Every year, millions of taxpayer dollars are poured into stadiums, 
hockey rinks, baseball parks, and other arenas in order to attract and retain 
professional sports teams in big cities.  Often the money is spent by 
the cities after a team "threatens" to leave the city.When that happens, of course, the local news media act as the willing 
accomplices of the billionaires who own the teams.When city and state governments build facilities for sports organizations which are owned by billionaires, and raise taxes as a result, it is clearly an abuse of power. 

"it time for more recalls and jail time ™

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