Transitioning into life after a baseball career isn’t always smooth. And I can’t imagine it was easy for Prince Fielder, who had to step away from the game at the relatively young age of 32.
But Prince Fielder isn’t your run-of-the-mill baseball player. He was an eccentric star who hit 319 home runs in his 12-year career and looked like he was having fun while doing it.
Fielder is what fun baseball was all about.
So it wouldn’t surprise me if he brings that kind of fun-loving and entertaining style into his next venture – a cooking show that will stream on Hulu and Netflix! Seriously!
Fielder told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick that the show – which should be out this spring – will bring together baseball people, actors, musicians, chefs, etc., with the thing most likely to bring together people from different walks of life – food.
And it’s not as if Fielder woke up one day and did it on a whim: Fielder tells Crasnick this has been in the works since 2015 with the hope of being something worth pursuing after retirement. Unfortunately for Fielder, that call came early.
Fielder wasn’t ready to give out a full dish, but did mention that the guests will include Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and singer Jose Feliciano – who is famous for singing the Christmas classic “Feliz Navidad.” And the show will feature three dishes, with the best one getting “Fielder’s choice.”
Get it? Because it’s a baseball pun and there’s food involved. Though, if the show isn’t called “Netflix and Grill” there needs to be an investigation. (Editor’s note: That title, right there, is going to be Luis’ #1 contribution to society when all is said and done).
Between his likable personality and willingness to dabble in new things (remember when he ditched meat and went vegetarian before reportedly slaying a plate of ribs in St. Louis a few years later?) you can sign me up for Fielder’s cooking show.
And probably a plate or two of whatever he’s having.