Sometimes professional baseball players make confusing moves after they retire. Take for example the recent announcement made by former Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson that he would be pursuing his dream of becoming a race car driver. Sure, that looks cool if you need to pad a dating profile, but it’s also a bit ridiculous.
A lot of former baseball players choose to stay with the sport in some capacity, either as special assistants in the front office, or in managerial roles. And why not? When your whole life has been about baseball, it makes sense to stick with the game you love.
Prince Fielder, the former Tigers first-baseman and all-around likable dude, has announced his post-retirement plans. They. Are. Spectacular.
Fielder will host a Hulu/Netflix original cooking show entitled Fielder’s Choice. In an interview with ESPN, Fielder suggested the show would feature a rotating supply of celebrity guests, so expect to see some familiar MLB faces whipping up a frittata or perhaps some sliders. But Fielder is quick to add, “It’s not just baseball people. It’s a mixture of baseball people, actors, musicians, chefs and whatnot.” Ultimately Fielder will rank the dishes brought out by these celebrities and give his favorite the “Fielder’s choice” winning nod.
The series, which he will co-host with his wife Chanel, will debut in early March to coincide with spring training. Expect guests like CC Sabathia, Xzibit, and more. We can’t wait to see what Fielder cooks up.