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'Survivor' casts ex pro baseball player John Rocker in new season

John Rocker
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The upcoming season of "Survivor" will have a cast member that a lot of people might just love to hate. On Wednesday, Today shared that they have cast John Rocker to the team. He is an ex professional baseball player, but one that is well known and not only for baseball abilities. This new season will be "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water."

John Rocker will be playing the game with his girlfriend Julie McGree. He used to be a pitcher, but he is actually known for a hate speech that he made. John doesn't think that fans will hate him though. He spoke out saying fans will see a "great guy ... that the media, with their obsessive rabid lust for the sensational and the drama and the generating ratings that sell magazines have just adamantly ignored."

He used to play for the Atlanta Braves. In an interview, he was asked about living in New York to play for teams there. Then John said, "Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing."

This speech is the thing that John Rocker is remembered for even more than his pitching. It is unknown how he will go into the game and if he will tell everyone who he is or not. If he doesn't let them know who he is, then John Rocker might have a lot better chance at going far in the game. You can get to know more about John at this link.

Entertainment Weekly shared about who a few of the other cast members are going to be this season. Twin sisters Nadiya and Natalie Anderson will be on the show as well. They have been on "The Amazing Race" before. Broadway boyfriends Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield will also join this season of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur - Blood vs. Water."