Not only is Baseball Think Factory back in business, but Repoz has taken the time to forward the following item concerning the dilligent, diminutive Marlins executive. “Here’s some good shit from tiny grimes David Samson. And still…nary a soul shows up for their games!”

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David Samson broke new ground in late October by becoming the first president of a major professional sports league team to complete the rigorous Ford Ironman competition in Hawaii.On Dec. 9, Samson’s path to gaining Ironman status will be chronicled and featured on NBC TV’s Ford Ironman World Championship special.

Commentator Al Trautwig hosts the two-hour show, which airs from 4-6 p.m. ET that Saturday.

Samson participated in the event on Oct. 21 in Kona, Hawaii. The Marlins team president dug deep to find the resolve to finish the three legs of the grueling endurance test in 15 hours, 36 minutes.

“It’s the ultimate mental and physical test,” Samson said of the exhausting one-day competition.

The triathlon started with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride. It was capped off by a 26.2-mile run.

For years Samson had dreamed of participating in the prestigious Ironman competition in Hawaii. Annually, he made it a point to watch the TV special of the race. Now, he will be featured on the show he previously watched casually.

“I did some marathons, and those were fabulous,” Samson said. “But I got so involved in baseball and what I was doing, I got back into [Ironman training] about 1 1/2 years ago. I met a guy who had shaved legs, and I asked him whether or not he was a model. He said, ‘No, I’m an Ironman.’ I said, ‘Well, I wanted to be an Ironman.’ I immediately shaved my legs, and thought that is all it took.

“It was a year and a half of the most unbelievable training.”

You might think given the Marlins’ habit of stringing multiple cities along, firing their Manager Of The Year and the team president’s curious remarks about Nina Blackwood, now might be a good time for Samson to keep a low profile. Then again, if he got any lower he wouldn’t be allowed to ride the Cyclone.