Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Goodnight sweet Prince

First he helps me win my fantasy baseball league and now this. Prince Fielder has joined the Overweight Black Male Vegetarians Club (currently at 2 members). Much like his father Cecil Fielder, Prince is known not only for his bat, but his belly as well. 5'11 260 lbs. Prince is a monster in the diamond, slugging his way to a franchise record 50 taters (home runs) last year for the Milwaukee Brewers, making him the youngest to do so in MLB history. During the off season, he was given the book "Skinny Bitch" by his wife (who is veggie along with their daughter) and for the last several weeks he has cut meat out of his diet.

As founder and long time sole member of Overweight Black Male Vegetarians Club, I'm happy the welcome Mr. Fielder to the group. I've been a Prince fan for awhile and I'm glad he is spreading the word through his actions. Vegetarian athletes are few and far between, as the diet is seen as counterproductive to many competitors. When a guy like Fielder makes the switch it does more to change perception and attitudes that a year's worth of PETA ads. Now all I need is a ticket to Milwaukee and a Soy dog costume..

One more point. UFC fighter and Ultimate Fighter winner Mac Danzig should also be credited for helping reposition vegetarianism. The vegan is one of the most exciting and interesting young fighters in the lightweight division and proof that not only pansies and commies care about animals.

1 comment:

Jay said...

you fucking commie bastard