Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder may not have what one considers the prototypical physique of a world-class athlete. Still, despite his portly frame, Fielder’s appearance on the cover of the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” is a testament to the fact that athletes do come in all shapes and sizes.
"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. 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."
Gotta give Fielder credit. Stripping down like that in front of all those people for a photo shoot cannot be an easy thing to do.