March 09, 2007 12:04 AM by Joe Reality
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees,
have announced that Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich Mariano, the husband
and wife duo who have starred on CBS reality shows Survivor and The
Amazing Race, will be the special guests at the Thunder’s Reality TV
Night presented by the Bucks County Courier Times on May 3. The
Thunder will host New Hampshire at 7:05 pm.
Rob and Amber will throw out ceremonial first pitches and be available for autographs during the game. That night there will also be a post-game fireworks display courtesy of the Bucks County Courier Times.
Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich, who met while competing on Survivor All Stars, were married in 2005. Amber won Survivor All Stars while Rob finished as the runner up. Prior to their Survivor All Stars competition, Rob was the 7th voted off of Survivor: Marquesas and Amber was the 11th voted off of Survivor: The Australian Outback.
Together as teammates, Rob and Amber competed on The Amazing Race Season 7 where they finished in 2nd Place. Currently they are participating in The Amazing Race All Stars which is airing on CBS. Through the first three episodes, Rob & Amber are in first place.
The couple have been on television numerous times since The Amazing Race Season 7. Rob and Amber filmed a 10-episode show for the Fox Reality Channel, Rob and Amber: Against the Odds in 2006, which aired in 2007. Rob also appeared on Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker in 2006. He was eliminated in Episode 4, but came back to win the second-chance celebrity table. He was eliminated once again in the final episode. Additionally, Rob was a co-host of the six-week Sci Fi series Sci Fi Investigates and appeared on the October 8, 2006 episode of Poker Dome Challenge where he finished in second place. Recently, Amber has appeared in various commercials for Adelphia Cable, Rite Aid drugstores, and Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia. CBS aired a two hour special about the wedding of the two reality TV stars on May 24, 2005.
“To have the two biggest personalities in Reality TV join us for our Reality TV night is a thrill,” said Thunder General Manager Brad Taylor. “This is a great opportunity for Thunder fans to meet Rob and Amber while enjoying a night out at the ballpark.”
Reality TV Night was originally scheduled for July 23 but was changed to May 3 due to schedule conflicts for Rob and Amber. July 23 will now feature a giveaway to be determined.
All Trenton Thunder tickets including season tickets, mini ticket packages and group outings for the 2007 season are on sale now by calling 609-394-3300 or online at www.trentonthunder.com.