By Dan Jenkins
Former Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder may be freshly retired, but he’s certainly not bored.
The former All-Star slugger was forced to retire last year at age 32 because of a chronic neck injury. Now, Fielder quickly has found his second career — cooking.
Fielder will host his own cooking show with his wife, Chanel, titled Fielder’s Choice, which will stream on Netflix and Hulu starting in March.
“It’s not just baseball people. It’s a mixture of baseball people, actors, musicians, chefs and whatnot. They bring out different dishes, and at the end of the show, I give the one I like the most the ‘Fielder’s choice.’ It’s good TV,” Fielder told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick in an interview.
Fielder’s love of food is well-known. He famously ate a fan’s nachos from the front row of a game at Comerica Park in 2013.
Among Fielder’s first few guests on the show will be CC Sabathia and Xzibit.