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Several reports have indicated that Marlins President David Samson will compete on the upcoming season of Survivor. Plus links on Mike Redmond, Rafael Furcal, and Casey McGehee.

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-Report: Miami Marlins president David Samson a contestant on... |

Miami Marlins president David Samson, who is an accomplished distance runner and has competed in the Ironman Triathlon, reportedly will appear on the new season of "Survivor." According to a report from Will Manso of WPLG-TV in Miami, Samson will be one of the 18 contestants on the next installment of CBS’ popular reality TV show, which is set to begin airing next month.

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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.

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