David Ortiz has never been camera shy, so it shouldn’t come as a total shock that the former Boston Red Sox slugger will return to the spotlight next month when he stars in a brand new reality television show called “Big Papi Needs A Job” on Fusion, according The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
The show (10 episodes), which is scheduled to debut on Wednesday, January 31st, will feature Ortiz trying out various professions, including a stadium tour guide, dog groomer, manicurist and musician, per the report.
Which job will be the ideal fit for Ortiz? Who knows, but this show certainly has potential to succeed because the protagonist is extremely well-liked in the city of Boston and should attract some non-baseball fans that follow his brand, too. Additionally, his work in these various roles (or assignments) could help local business or companies, too – maybe viewers that are seeking new opportunities or career-switches will apply to these places after watching their all-time favorite Boston Red Sox slugger attempt to become the next-best musician or dog groomer – hey, anything is possible, right?
I do have a few questions regarding this BIG announcement/10 episode series, and they are the following:
Will Ortiz consider doing another season after the show concludes in late winter/early spring?
Will Ortiz actually take accept (or take on) a new role that is not related to baseball?
And finally, will this series inspire other former athletes to star their own show or perhaps attempt to pick-up a side gig in their retirement?
All in all, I am certainly interest in tuning in and seeing which job he excels at, and perhaps if he accepts an offer at one of these companies, too. Expect a few blog posts (or maybe a podcast or video) about the show once it begins next month!
Continuing with our Red Sox theme, earlier today Chad Finn posted an interesting (and good read, by the way!) on Boston.com about the club’s former catcher Jason Varitek. Finn posed the following question: ‘Will Jason Varitek ever manage the Red Sox?’
Minnesota Twins at Boston Red Sox, 7:15 p.m. – Boston’s Chris Sale goes for his 10th win of the season this evening against a Twins squad that has currently won three-straight.
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. – Can the Bronx Bombers rebound from back-to-back losses? Plus, can they keep pace with the Red Sox for first place in the East?
Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. – The Nationals have been decent at home, they have won 20 of 35 games, which is not bad. Can they win a few more contests in their home ballpark, beginning with tonight’s game against the Cubs?
Video of the Day:
Yes, we love sports, but we also like musicals and movies, too. So, if you’re a fan of Pitch Perfect, then you’ll enjoy today’s ‘video of the day!’ Hopefully this will make you want to sing in the office today!
It’s “hump day,” which means this week is somewhat over, right? OK… OK… here are some headlines, news and stories from the city of champions.
* The Boston Red Sox earned their 25th win of the season on Tuesday, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 6-3. David Ortizcranked his 11th home run and 18th double of the season, while Daniel Navarecorded three RBIs. Also, Daniel Bardpicked up his fifth win on the bump by tossing 5.1 innings and yielding five hits and two earned runs. Bard also recorded four strikeouts before he was relieved in the sixth forRich Hill.
* Boston has now won 12 games at Fenway Park this season, and will attempt to even their home record on Wednesday against the Tigers — Jon Lesterfaces Drew Smyly — first pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM.
* According to reports — Carl Crawfordis two weeks away from throwing. The Sox outfielder has apparently tallied 60 swings of a tee, but is 10 days away from being able to test the arm, which he believes will be the “true test.”
* The New England Patriots announced on Tuesday that they released the 2007 first-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Gonzalez. The wide out, who was a free agent this past winter, has been hampered by injuries and hoped to revive his career in New England.
* Finally, the Boston Celtics will attempt to even their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Miami Heat on Wednesday — tip is scheduled for 8:30PM.
Happy Tuesday to everyone, and welcome into yet another edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s kickstart the day with some news, headlines and more news from the city of Boston.
* Paced by BrandonBass, who deposited 27 points, Boston defeated Philadelphia, 101-85 on Monday in Game No. 5 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Boston now leads the series, 3-2, and will attempt to conclude the series on Wednesday when both squads return to the hardwood in Philadelphia for an 8PM match.
* Excluding Bass, Kevin Garnettpoured in 20 points, Rajon Rondoadded 13 points and dished out 14 assists, and Paul Piercefinished the contest with 16 points and four defensive rebounds.
* According to the NBA stat crew, Bass netted 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter, which is the highest point total during this particular NBA postseason in one quarter. LeBron Jamestallied 17 points against the New York Knicks in his team’s first round series, but that particular statistic has officially been erased.
* Trailing Baltimore late in the game, Boston’s bats sparked a three-run rally — two in the seventh, one in the eighth — to earn an 8-6 victory against the first place Orioles on Monday. David Ortizhit his 10th home run of the season, while Mike Avilesrecorded his 28th RBI in the win.
* The Sox have now won four of their last five contests, and will look to earn their 22nd win of the season on Tuesday when Felix Doubrontpitches against Brian Matusz at 7:05PM.
It’s “hump day,” which means this work week is slowly coming to an end. However, before the day gets too old, lets dish out some headlines and news.
* The Boston Red Sox earned their fifth consecutive win, and matched their April winning streak by defeating the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday afternoon, 5-0. Josh Beckettpicked up his third win on the bump, while David Ortizsmacked his eighth home run of the season. Also, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefieldwas honored prior to Tuesday’s contest against the Mariners.
* Boston is now 17-19 overall, and will begin an eight game road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Tampa Bay for a two-game series.
* The Celtics will look to rebound on Wednesday evening, and capture Game No. 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston spent Tuesday in the film room prior to their flight to re-watch both matches against their semi-final opponent.