As Promised, Prince Fielder Is in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue. He Looks Magnificent.

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Late last month, local media buzzed with the news that our very own Prince Fielder, the hulking, injured, $168 million albatross currently not playing first base for the Rangers, would be making an appearance in ESPN the Magazine. Naked. Because why the hell not?

See also: Prince Fielder to Appear Nude in ESPN the Magazine, for Some Reason

Apparently, Fielder's shoot went so well that ESPN decided to make him one of the Body Issue's six cover athletes. His candid interview with ESPN.com in advance of the magazine's July 11 newsstand date is an enjoyable read, here are some of the highlights:

Early in his career, Fielder told ESPN, he worked out just to maintain his poor diet: "My thing was, especially during the season, I would just lift weights and eat -- play for the tie. I'd eat a big meal, then do cardio to try to make it even. Instead of eating right and working smart, I was working harder and making myself more tired."

Now, Fielder says he takes better care of himself. He still doesn't have a typical athlete's body, but that's OK with him: "A lot of people probably think I'm not athletic or don't even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn't mean you're going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I'm not going up there trying to be a fitness model."

You can check out borderline NSFW video from the shoot and read the rest of the hulking slugger's interview here.


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annff69
annff69

Looks like one of those poses for man's evolutionary chart.


kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

20 something million for that; I'd take Kinz and his 565 foot pop ups anyday!


#IwassowrongaboutKinz

frostee
frostee

those magnificent eyelashes though

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Does he have some sort of skin disease?  He has all those splotchy marks.  I feel sorry for him.

briancuban
briancuban

Diversity of body size should be celebrated. Big props to Prince Fielder!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@kergo1spaceship #noyouwerent It's that whole change of scenery thing.  Kinz quit giving a shit about being here about 2 or 3 years ago when he felt JD was mistreating MY.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul


right, he looks like a map grid of a semi mountainous area. 

jsballardx
jsballardx

@briancuban You've got to be kidding me. This kind of talk just sounds like your one of those fat-apologist people. Brian, please tell me that isn't what you're saying?


This type of thinking is dangerous and hurts our future children, drives up health care cost and makes us one step closer to Wall-E whale humans. Plus it's disgusting. 

bippyizod
bippyizod

@briancuban  Same here.  I don't know who he is and only a semi-pun intended when I say it takes balls to put yourself out there like this. 

briancuban
briancuban

@jsballardx @briancuban I hope that's  not the tolerance of body differences  you are teaching your children. If so you should be ashamed and are enabling the cycle of childhood bullying

mavdog
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@doublecheese @mavdog @briancuban @jsballardx 

"He is clearly fat"

no, he is not "clearly fat". do you have knowledge of his body fat index? didn't think so...

"fat" means a specific condition that is not the same as bbody mass. All that is for certain is Fielder has body mass.

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

@mavdog @doublecheese @briancuban @jsballardx 

"no, he is not "clearly fat". do you have knowledge of his body fat index? didn't think so..."


Using the government's definition of BMI just about everyone is fat, and Prince certainly is.  But you are correct, he is just a thickly built guy who is in incredible shape.  Anyone who can turn on a fastball that quickly has huge core strength, especially someone his size.

mavdog
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@ColonelAngus

Thanks for agreeing with me, just want to point out my response did not use BMI, but mentions body fat index.

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