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Former NL MVP Jeff Kent Makes His Debut On Survivor, RIGHT NOW!!!!

Former NL MVP Jeff Kent Makes His Debut On Survivor, RIGHT NOW!!!!

I like the show Survivor.  But I don’t call myself an avid fan.  If I remember that it is on, I try to watch it. 

But this year, I have even more reason to ‘not forget’ that it is on.

Former National League MVP Jeff Kent will be participating this season, and as an avid baseball fan, I feel like we will get to learn a little bit more about Kent than what we already know.  And for me, that is enough to get me to wacthing…

The show debuts at 8:00 tonight.  If you’re watching as well, I hope you enjoy it!!!

Former NL MVP Jeff Kent To Be On ‘Survivor’

Former NL MVP Jeff Kent To Be On ‘Survivor’

From USAToday.com

Who knew former MLB star Jeff Kent liked eating bugs, foraging for food and risking tropical disease?

Now we all know.

The five-time All-Star and 2000 NL MVP with the San Francisco Giants will join his favorite TV show as one of 15 contestants on the latest installment of Survivor, set in the Philippines.

Kent, 44, will match wits with the likes of 1980s sitcom star Lisa Whelchel, of Facts of Life fame, and two beauty pageant winners for the $1 million prize.

Seems money wouldn’t be the driving force here, since Kent made more than $85 million during his time on the diamond.

Kent, who left the game in 2008 after seasons with the Blue Jays, Mets, Indians, Giants, Astros and Dodgers, says he’s long been a fan of the show where contestants are pitted against each other in tribes on remote locations and must work together on team challenges while all the while conspiring against each other to avoid the dreaded flame dousing that will get you on a boat home.

One advantage Kent hopes he has over the others are his athletic accomplishments, team building and gritty will to win – all traits fans watched during his 17-year career.

“I’ve got a chip on my shoulder. I hate to lose. You know, there are not many tall white guys with mustaches walking around still these days. I’m hoping my reputation’s not big enough that these people know who I am.”

When asked how performance enhancing drug use, still cropping up in Kent’s old pasttime, could be used on the show he countered with this tongue-in-cheek answer:

“I think steroids would be a good thing for Survivor players, because you get the steroid rage coming out. That would create drama. You’d get guys running faster, holding on longer. “

It’s not his first foray into TV. He was a member of the cast of the short-lived, six-episode The Superstars in 2009, along with Ali Landry, Bode Miller, Jennifer Capriati and Brandi Chastain.

Fans can catch him – maybe eating night crawlers or crafting a raft with bamboo and kelp – in the 90-minute debut episode Sept. 19.


Celebrity First Pitch – The Kardashian Ladies

Ah, those Krazy Kardashian girls sure do make a scene wherever they go…  6″ high heels on a baseball diamond are always good for a laugh!!

I think it would have been funny if Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kris all threw their pitches at the same unsuspecting player.

Oh, and of the 30+ ‘Celebrity First Pich’ videos I have brought you, this is the first one that had a lengthy ‘hug ceremony’ after the pitches were thrown.  🙂

Go get ’em girls!!!