If youre a Giants fan, you know Jeff Kent is a competitor but is he a Survivor?
Thank goodness well all get to find out when CBS premieres Survivor: Philippines at 8 p.m, on Sept.19.The 2000 MLB MVP, Hall of Fame candidate and occasional thorn-in-the-side of Barry Bondsis among 14 contestants vying to be the last person standing for the 1 million payout.Not surprisingly, Kent told Entertainment Weekly that his will to win on Survivor is just as it was as a ballplayer.RELATED: See the entire Survivor cast and watch video here
Ivegot a chip on my shoulder" he said, adding, "I hate to lose. Kent wasassigned to the Kalabaw Tribe for the shows 25th season, which is heldover 39 days on a remote island in the Philippines.Among others, Kent, 44, will be competing against49-year old actress Lisa Whelchel, better known for her role as 'Blair' on the 80ssitcom Facts of Life. If theresany way Kentdoesnt outlast her, one would have to think his will to win has waned atad.
Kent played 17 major league seasons and hit 377 home runs in that time, 67th on the all time list. He holds a career batting average of .290. He played six seasons in San Francisco (1997-2002) and won the 2000 MVP Award after hitting .334 with 33 homers.'Survivor' cast image courtesy of CBSGeoff James is a staff writer and producer for CSNBayArea.com