Prince Fielder to pose for Body Issue
Fielder is part of a star-studded lineup that includes Marshawn Lynch, Michael Phelps, Venus Williams, Larry Fitzgerald and Serge Ibaka. It’s probably safe to assume he is the heaviest of the crew, but ESPN the Magazine’s editor in chief Chad Millman reminds readers that the issue is an “annual celebration of the athletic form.”
Say what you will about Prince and his body type, but he is a professional baseball player who makes millions of dollars for a reason. As Big League Stew noted, Fielder appeared in 547 consecutive games before suffering a neck injury that will keep him out for the entire 2014 season. He has been durable despite his hefty build.
The Body Issue has featured everyone from an 8-months-pregnant Kerri Walsh Jennings to a 77-year-old Gary Player. Fielder will fit in just fine.