David Samson Does Not Survive

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David Samson, as most have already found out, just didn't have staying power. Marlins players and fans tuned in to watch the return of CBS' Survivor only to see the polarizing Samson find an early exit. After only an hour into the two hour premier, the rest of team "Brains" had enough. Voted group leader, he ended up getting voted off four votes to two. Some Marlins players commented that … [Read more...]

David Samson Slated to Survive on CBS

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If you were ever wondering why the Marlins' David Samson wasn't available to the media in July and August of last year, CBS has the answer. Survivor 28 released its roster of potentials for the reality show and among them is the Marlins' very own team president, David Samson. Sigh. So how do you communicate to the fans, and your players, that you are focused on winning a championship here … [Read more...]

Marlins Seek Professional Help for PR Problem

The biggest challenge of the upcoming baseball season may be the one facing JeffreyGroup, the marketing and communications agency hired this week to help repair the Miami Marlins’ tattered image. “We plan to help the team communicate effectively with each of its key stakeholders, including media, community leaders, partners and, most importantly, loyal fans,” said Mike Valdes-Fauli, President … [Read more...]

No FanFest for Marlins This Year

How do you reach out to the public and fix things? How do you make things right for a fan base that has turned almost completely against you after a 93 loss season and a perceived fire sale? You pull the plug on the annual FanFest. Oh, and you silence anyone from talking to the media. Instead of calling it FanFest, it will be called a "Winter Warm Up" and scheduled for February 9th from 10 - … [Read more...]

Marlins Facebook Page Not Enjoying Holiday Cheer

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Looks like even though the holiday season is upon us, the Marlins are getting no love - or peace - from their ranks of devoted fans. Just check out their Facebook page and you will see each fun topic raised by the administrators of the page shot down with doubt, rancor, and befuddlement. Ahh, 'tis the season to be merry. Shall we examine a few excerpts? Posted on December 26th, Giancarlo … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

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Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of their three year watch … [Read more...]

In my opinion: Put down the talking Chihuahua

This was originally written by M. Festa, aka Moneyball: No one threatens the future of the Florida Marlins more than this man. No, I’m not talking about the state Legislature, Manny Diaz, Wayne Huizenga, or even team owner Jeffrey Loria. I am referring to the talking chihuahua named David Samson, who just so happens to be team president. The loudest and most obnoxious (Don’t forget the … [Read more...]