Nothing Personal with David Samson

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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube:

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Recent Episodes
  • New NFL memo STRONGLY encourages teams to get vaccinated (7/23)
    Jul 23, 2021 – 48:35
  • The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are a PR DISASTER and the Opening Ceremony hasn't begun yet! (7/22)
    Jul 22, 2021 – 47:45
  • How can you not be happy for Giannis and the Bucks? Oakland city council passes vote - What's that mean for the Athletics? (7/21)
    Jul 21, 2021 – 47:56
  • MLB Trade Deadline: WHERE ARE ALL THE TRADES!? (7/20)
    Jul 20, 2021 – 48:39
  • Shooting outside Nationals Park causes panic in stadium - Always have a plan for ANY situation (7/19)
    Jul 19, 2021 – 48:18
  • MLB, Yankees dealing with possible COVID outbreak; Joc Pederson is first Cubs player traded, won't be the last (7/16)
    Jul 16, 2021 – 49:03
  • MLB: biggest first half surprises and second half predictions!; What to make of the Richard Sherman arrest (7/15)
    Jul 15, 2021 – 47:53
  • International players rule All-Star Game; Rob Manfred meets the media and talks 2022 changes (7/14)
    Jul 14, 2021 – 47:55
  • Shohei Ohtani is great for MLB. Shohei Ohtani is great for sports. No matter what some people have to say (7/13)
    Jul 13, 2021 – 49:27
  • CBS Sports Presents - The 'Attacking Third' Podcast
    Jul 12, 2021 – 02:02
  • Shut up, Coca! The Spelling Bee IS cool!; Should MLB shorten the season?; Trevor Bauer update (7/9)
    Jul 9, 2021 – 47:52
  • Dodgers scrub Trevor Bauer from team store; deGrom letting fans down by not going to All-Star Game (7/8)
    Jul 8, 2021 – 47:12
  • Let Sha'Carri Richardson run! Get ready for a Cubs fire sale as White sox run Chicago this year (7/7)
    Jul 7, 2021 – 46:47
  • The Stanley Cup Finals and a hockey tragedy (7/6)
    Jul 6, 2021 – 48:13
  • Hey now, you're an All Star, but are you a DOUBLE All Star? Shohei Ohtani is (7/5)
    Jul 5, 2021 – 48:40
  • 🔴 MLB places Trevor Bauer on Administrative Leave - Here's what that means (7/2)
    Jul 2, 2021 – 09:39
  • Will Dodgers let Trevor Bauer pitch on Sunday? Why did the NFL even bother fining WFT owner Daniel Snyder? (7/2)
    Jul 2, 2021 – 48:12
  • Unacceptable silence from Dodgers and MLB concerning the Trevor Bauer assault case (7/1)
    Jul 1, 2021 – 47:39
  • EPISODE 400! How MLB will handle Trevor Bauer investigation; Significance of Tyler Skaggs family suing Angels (6/30)
    Jun 30, 2021 – 48:12
  • Scottie Pippen's bourbon blues; WFT owner Daniel Snyder trying to use PR magic to trick you (6/29)
    Jun 29, 2021 – 48:55
  • Was NC State screwed out of CWS? First pitcher in MLB ejected over foreign-substances; Will Scherzer be traded? (6/28)
    Jun 28, 2021 – 48:50
  • A team's role in local emergencies (6/25)
    Jun 25, 2021 – 48:55
  • Rob Manfred's attempt to spread MLB's message goes all wrong (6/24)
    Jun 24, 2021 – 48:09
  • Max Scherzer, Sergio Romo, Joe Girardi, and the ridiculousness MLB asked for (6/23)
    Jun 23, 2021 – 48:04
  • Supreme Court's ruling against NCAA is not the end of amateurism... yet (6/22)
    Jun 22, 2021 – 48:46
  • Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and the end of the Sixers Process (6/21)
    Jun 21, 2021 – 48:40
  • Mark Cuban has created a real problem in Dallas; Are the Chicago Bears moving? (6/18)
    Jun 18, 2021 – 48:47
  • deGrom hurt, Scott Boras ranting, NBA firing frenzy... Did we miss anything? (6/17)
    Jun 17, 2021 – 46:56
  • Samson Sit-Down: Michael Kay | New Book, Yankees Struggles, Career Advice (6/16)
    Jun 16, 2021 – 49:17
  • MLB entering crisis mode: Tyler Glasnow's injury could be breaking point in foreign-substance battle (6/16)
    Jun 16, 2021 – 49:05
  • The MLB foreign-substance witch-hunt begins! Hand in your sunscreen or else! (6/15)
    Jun 15, 2021 – 48:14
  • Mailbag: Survivor stories, not showing weakness, buying a pro sports team (6/14)
    Jun 14, 2021 – 48:33
  • Mailbag: How information leaks, State of Minor League Baseball, being friends with players (6/11)
    Jun 11, 2021 – 47:42
  • Pete Alonso, Gerrit Cole, and a new conspiracy about the baseballs in MLB (6/10)
    Jun 10, 2021 – 46:55
  • Gerrit Cole, Spider Tack, and the foreign substance scandal rocking the baseball world (6/9)
    Jun 9, 2021 – 47:56
  • Jarred Kelenic and the massive mistake the Seattle Mariners made; Should Packers fine Aaron Rodgers? (6/8)
    Jun 8, 2021 – 48:00
  • MLB says it will begin to crack down on use of foreign substances... will they? (6/7)
    Jun 7, 2021 – 47:46
  • A message to Dan Le Batard ... I am the captain now! (6/4)
    Jun 4, 2021 – 48:18
  • This just in! Words have meaning... someone should let all these TV commentators know (6/3)
    Jun 3, 2021 – 47:33
  • Athletics serving leftovers from Fyre Festival to minor leaguers; Celtics' Danny Ainge retires, Brad Stevens promoted (6/2)
    Jun 2, 2021 – 48:08
  • Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open and the mental health impact on young athletes (6/1)
    Jun 1, 2021 – 48:10
  • Another NBA game, another fan banned; Marcell Ozuna arrest; Some truth about Inter Miami (5/31)
    May 31, 2021 – 48:23
  • Josh Donaldson wants to expose MLB's cheaters; The worst play in MLB history (5/28)
    May 28, 2021 – 48:23
  • Russell Westbrook popcorn incident; Mickey Callaway fired by Angels and ban from MLB (5/27)
    May 27, 2021 – 48:00
  • MLB injury nightmare: Don't blame Joe Girardi for lying about Bryce Harper; Syndergaard trouble; Plesac accident (5/26)
    May 26, 2021 – 46:53
  • Tampa Bay Rays owner sued by limited partners while Oakland Athletics front office starts its relocation road trip (5/25)
    May 25, 2021 – 47:31
  • The NBA was NEVER going to suspend Lakers star LeBron James (5/24)
    May 24, 2021 – 47:33
  • Tony La Russa story isn't going away anytime soon; Mets ace Jacob deGrom torches team in rehab start (5/21)
    May 21, 2021 – 48:03
  • You get a no-hitter! And you get a no-hitter! And you, yes you, you get a no-hitter! (5/20)
    May 20, 2021 – 48:41
  • Tony La Russa hates fun, MLB teams can't hit, and now we have Super Shohei Ohtani with no Mike Trout (5/19)
    May 19, 2021 – 47:14
Recent Reviews
  • ScottyB from Indy
    Required listening!!!
    If you’re a sports fan you need to listen the David Samson and his perspective on sports business. The educated fan will enjoy the ends and outs the show provides it’s listener. Nothing Personal gives more knowledge on why your favorite team is is conducting their business the way they way can understand (and you may not like it, but you’ll understand why). Keep up the good work David
  • DeBerg13
    Keep it up!
    Oh captain, my captain!
  • RamblinPhotoger
    July 19th was an excellent pod
    David maybe too opinionated for some, but listen to the 7/19/21 was a great episode. I work for a public utility and we practice active shooter scenarios every day. You can’t appreciate what he discussed in terms of safety, and is something that I am glad is in place every time I go to the ballpark.
  • TheBrockEllis
    Amazing stamina, awesome insights
    It takes skill to be able to command attention for 45 minutes. It’s ten times harder when you have to do that solo. David does it every day. I’ve been a daily listener for about a year now. After hearing David’s candor and storytelling on the Dan LeBatard show, it was an easy decision. David’s behind the scenes knowledge and willingness to be brutally honest in his own signature dry and goofy direction make the show an easy listen. I not even like baseball, but he makes it interesting. The topics generally originate in MLB but branch out and cover a myriad of topics from culture, politics, business, etc. Would highly recommend for someone who is a sports fan, like great storytelling, and enjoys a mix of lighthearted monologue and deep introspective topics.
  • Adam702777
    Great Content, some annoying bits
    Overall amazing content, great perspective from a former MLB Team President. I listen every day despite the fact that there are some really annoying bits like, “Hello! Coca, are you listening?” , or forgetting people’s names, forgetting what he’s talking about, or mockingly imitating how phone calls go. The great content and perspective makes up for both those annoying bits as well as how unlikeable David Sampson is.
  • Ex-Stugotz nation
    Words of the day: Free choice
    On Wednesday’s show, Mr. Samson, with the upmost conviction, stated “ If there's any adult who hasn’t gotten the Covid vaccine by now I want to know why”! Well Mr. Samson, I will do my best to lay out a few reasons on why someone may choose not to get the vaccine and if you do happen to read these comments I only ask that you consider them with same earnest that you do most things in life. Im not asking you to agree, just that you not flippantly dismiss them as fringe, silly beliefs as so many in the media or app to do because they think there smarter then the lowly serfs beneath them. 1: Why would someone who has already had Covid, and therefore has a natural immunity to it need the vaccine? I have yet to hear an explanation. The “science” has shown that people with a natural immunity are much more resistant to Covid then people who have only received the vaccine, plus they don’t have to worry about any of the potential side effects that are becoming more and more common. I don’t know of any other virus or vaccine were a persons developed anti-bodies and natural immunity are dismissed as irrelevant. 2: The vaccine was created thru a highly speed up process, by passing the normal multi year clinical trials, studies, safety and side effects standards. For that reason is it any real surprise that an ever increasing list of potential side effects are starting to surface? The real surprise would have been if there weren’t any unknown side effects from this rushed vaccine. There’s a reason for all the drug trails and rigorous testing that takes place before a new drug comes to market and its not because the Pharma companies enjoy spending all that money. 3: Maybe people have believed the politicians and cable tv anchors. No, not now but in the beginning, 8 or 9 months ago. You remember, back when all of these self righteous politicians and self important cable tv show hosts who are lecturing us about the importance of getting vaccinated and how dumbfounded they are that anybody would choose not to follow there instructions are the EXACT same ones who were scaring the public about the potential dangers of this vaccine. Back when our current vice president publicly said she would refuse to get the vaccine because we couldn’t trust the former President and the talking points of the day were how this vaccine couldn’t be trusted because it was getting pushed thru so fast. Well maybe there original message set in to peoples minds, the medias goals of creating distrust were accomplished, and people are clinging to there original opinions and beliefs instead of admitting that they were just being lied to. 4: Speaking of being lied to, maybe its as simple as that. People feel they’ve been lied to, and they don’t know who are what to trust anymore. Perhaps they live a healthy, active life, theyve seen that the majority of covid deaths and serious illnesses have been people who live unhealthy lifestyles or have had preexisting conditions and so they would rather stay neutral, rely on there own healthy living and choices and would prefer to avoid the covid like sickness that effects so many people who have gotten the shot, the potential need for an annual booster shot along with the potential long term side effects, all for a virus that it turns out has a 99%+ survival rate. 5: Im sure its applaud peoples decision to get vaccinated, but if someone has in fact gotten vaccinated, what does it matter if someone else chooses not to. The whole point of getting vaccinated is to be/ feel safe from the Covid virus so enjoy your safety. What does it matter if someone else isn’t vaccinated, you are, so your safe…enjoy your safety! 6: The vaccine has been approved for emergency use ONLY. Are we still in a state of emergency? If so how long will that last? If we have an abundance of vaccines available and anyone who wants to be vaccinated can be, then whats the emergency? Why aren’t these vaccines fully approved by the FDA yet? When and what needs to be done for these vaccines to be fully approved by the FDA? And if we’re truly in a state of emergency, if we’re truly interested in defeating this virus as quickly as possible, why are we not also pushing for the use of some of the other proven treatment options available, such as Ivermectin? 7: Personal freedom and the right to choose. Sense when is it wrong to ask questions, to expect answers and not blindly follow someone just because they tell you to shut up and do it? Since when is tolerance, providing reasonable facts and answers to questions considered taboo. Since when is it considered ok to be shamed, shouted down and belittled by “experts”, cable tv personalities and politicians who can’t even answer the most basic of questions. When did it become wrong to be suspicious of politicians who have probably received more money in political contributions from these Pharma companies then Ill make in a lifetime? To exercise your right to choose what you believe is best for you and your family based on your personal, historical and religious experiences and beliefs? Well Mr Samson, there is just a few possible reasons why someone may choose not to be vaccinated at this current moment in time. Theres more that I could add but iv probably already exceeded most people’s patience in reading what iv written so far. I do want to apologize for the length of my response but I enjoy the thought and thoroughness you provide on your show and wanted to do my best in providing the same. Thank you for your time.
  • Digit123456
    Sports business raw and uncut
    I really enjoy listening to David’s discussions of the business side of sports, especially baseball. Gives a different perspective and understanding on some of the decisions teams and management make. Also a film review every day? I have watched several picks he has suggested that I would never have heard of otherwise.
  • Biketires
    Always great!
    Love you on the Lebatard show, but especially love Nothing Personal! I look forward to it every morning
  • throb04
    Samson could not be more entertaining. If you enjoy him on LeBatard subscribe to this pod!
  • JM5313
    L-O-V-E I-T
    Always great and lots of information Thank you
  • rattlhed
    Best sports podcast!
    I’m hooked! I actually make sure I set time aside each day to fit this in. Such great insight into the sports world. Learned about this show when Mitch Unfiltered had him on as a guest. So glad I got exposed, now it’s my daily addiction.
  • agcat55
    Nothing Personal
    Great show 👍
  • trueNBA
    Thank you David!
    You are the best 50 minutes in podcasting. Thank you for helping me get through work each and every day. David > Mike Ryan
  • Pie Guy 72
    Thanks David
    Life can be difficult at times. David helps to make a bit more enjoyable. Great accompaniment on my long runs for my next marathon. Ty
  • Rich S in NY
    David sampson
    Never stop doing the local hr with Dan I love it I know they can be disrespectful at times but it’s just a work
  • bullstyle
    Great show
    Loyal listener
  • jomama1970
    That guy coughs a lot does he have his finger somewhere it shouldn’t be lol
  • matt1010doodah
    Love the direct conversation
  • deeeeeeeeeeeeppp
    Awesome show
  • StanP55
    Great show
    Love David’s honesty - can’t wait for him to be in LeBatard’s network.
  • Billinindy
    Great podcast
    Enjoy the podcast. Thanks David!
  • CjFreddie96
    Hey. I like the show.
  • burn127778
    5 Star
    Great show! Love the content creator
  • IhaVeAChiLd
    Just business. Nothing personal...sounds like the words from a future winner of Big Brother....Wait to see!!! LFG
  • C-A_H
    Hey, I love the show.
  • Peffinger
    Absolutely unique sports business point of view
    Nobody else hosting or guesting on any podcast will spill the tea like Samson. He’ll give you the unvarnished truth about deals he did and deals he knows about. David has zero filter when it comes to the business transactions of mostly baseball, but does a great job of putting you in the head of GM’s and owners in all sports. The show is well produced and David is very polished as a podcaster. It’s an every day listen for me.
  • Cesimon
    Great show
    Awesome show David
  • Portuguese Joe
    Portuguese Joe
    Great show
  • ifrkvo
    Nothing personal
    I first heard David on the Dan LeBatard show. I was a huge fan of Dan. Then I discovered David. He is so much better than Dan. I am listening to 400 episodes of David. I haven’t listened to Dan for over a week. Not sure I ever will listen again. Nothing Personal Dan. David is just better.
  • LukasMilli
    5 stars
    Love the show
  • hi!!!$$$$
    Super good
    Love all of what you talk about
  • Monfgo
    Keep taking
    Keep taking and I will keep listening
  • cusmadness
    Great info, great daily podcast
    Appreciate the overall honesty you bring with your opinions David. I enjoy the episodes where you use your legal background along with the the former president of a mlb team. My question is about Unions in relevance to “new media” with the being streamed on different sites, apps or other platforms. Do you believe that the union in the nfl will get dissolved before it reaches the term of its current contract? Dominque Foxsworth said a long time ago that the union should dissolve and I have not been able to logically reason why it is still active since then. Thanks, OnWisconsin
  • Llama1963
    Fantastic Podcast
    Sampson has an incredible talent to keep you entertained for 45 minutes. His personal perspectives on the business of baseball from the seat of being the Marlins president is awesome. Well done!
  • Mixtapelistener
    Want your view on something
    The Rachel Nichols situation is a wild one. As a business man and pr wizard would love to hear your take!
  • XavierK31
    I really enjoy Samson’s insight and his perspective is always thought provoking.
  • Skelvis10
    Must listen for sports business
    Don’t ever take a break Samson
  • FudruckerGingham
    Needs more
    Sampson, you are amazing. But, you need a foil. You need a partner. You need Lebetard. You need something else. Listening to one voice drone on for 45 mins is brutal. You have such terrific knowledge and delivery. Get yourself a side-kick or join up with someone else. I can’t listen to just you. You ain’t Jesus.
  • HooksyMalone
    I would listen if it were apart of the pirate ship
  • Sprtsguy420
    Ok so in the case of Lamar Jackson who’s going to represent himself how would you approach that? Would you try and get away with some thinks knowing he’s focused on other things like your example of Tony Clark worrying about things during the CBA
  • sman581
    A guy you can learn from
    Samson’s experiences in baseball and as President of the Marlins allows him to dole out stories that you don’t hear anywhere else. He is almost creating too much content right now
  • qpojfnrk
    Happy July 4th. Can you re-hash the 9-run Rockies comeback on July 4 to beat the ‘Lins from the 2000s? Thanks for your and Matthews work! Great show
  • Yoopark
    Worth your time
    If you’re a fan of baseball and want to understand how things actually work “behind closed doors” this is your guy.
  • ACH6877
    Highly talented individual. Must listen pod
    Sampson has a way to clearly explain his thoughts around key decisions made in the past or with current events. Crossed-over Lebetard fan to where this is my goto podcast as opposed the former. Absolutely learn something each podcast.. thanks David!
  • rickyspan5h
    I wanna talk to SAMSON!!!!
    hey david! Devotee of the i want to talk to samson and the question is: Do other GMs consult with one and other when it comes to trading for or acquiring players? Example a gm would call you in regards of them acquiring a player that you had personal experience with so they reach out to you to ask your opinion on that player?
  • Lebetatd Pirate
    The Truth
    David brings the real deal truth every day, but good on you (David) for your comments on the 6/23 show. Truth to Power in all topics not just “sports”. Great show, great commentary sir!
    Outstanding podcast
    I first discovered David from my LeBatard days and always enjoyed his wit and candid nature. I can’t imagine how difficult it is host a show alone, everyday, for almost an hour but he pulls it off. Lots of intelligent and entertaining content from a credible source.
  • Markhehe
    Fix the audio
    I listen on a podcast app and the sound is constantly raising and lowering. I go from getting my ears blasted to having to raise the volume to be able to hear it. I listen to quite a few podcasts and this is the only one that does this
  • subyandy
    I wanna talk to Sampson!
    David Sampson does a great show! I came over to check out this pod because of his segment work with Le Batard and I’m not disappointed. The survivor experience podcast was an all time fav as a fan of the show. The MLB and sports management insights make this show completely original. Original content is what gives this pod 5 stars. Keep up the great work with Coca!
  • icky816
    5 stars - Sweatiest movie?
    What do you think is the sweatiest movie ever made???? My vote is for William Friedkin’s - Sorcerer (1977)
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