From Amazon scoring an impressive collection of Oscar nominations for "Manchester by the Sea" to Netflix nabbing "The Irishman," the next â€“ and frankly, probably last â€“ collaboration between avid cinephile Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, it seems the world's biggest names are all headed to your small screens.Â
And yet all of that pales in comparison to obviously the true biggest name to hit streaming services this year: Prince Fielder.Â
Yes, the former Brewers slugger will premiere a new food show on Netflix and Hulu, obviously titled "Fielder's Choice." Fielder first brought up the idea of a cooking show in a post-retirement interview with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, but now, thanks to Prince, we can have a look at actual footage for the show, featuring not a lot of cooking but definitely a whole lot of eating. (Even the cutlery isn't safe from the jaws of Prince!)
The show will feature Fielder and his wife touring the country, visiting restaurants and sampling some of the venues' signature dishes â€“ often with fellow celebrities and sports stars in tow. For instance, that's definitely fellow ex-Brewer C.C. Sabathia chowing down with Prince in a few scenes, while Fielder's Instagram has teased appearances from slugging kingÂ Ken Griffey Jr. and actor Chazz Palminteri. So basically, it's a Guy Fieri food travel show minus the Guy Fieri.
Uh, that sounds great!
Plus, in case you'd forgotten â€“ and, considering how sad it was, you'd definitely be forgiven if you tried to â€“ the last time Fielder was in the public eye it was in a neck brace, tearfully retiring from baseball due to several serious neck injuries. It was depressing as hell, watching a guy who radiated joy playing the game and brought that contagious glee to fans across the sport â€“ even from rival teams â€“ betrayed by his body, stuck rigidly having to say goodbye far too early to the sport he obviously loved.
So it's just nice to see Prince back on screen again, smiling, happy and followi…Read more...