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New ‘Fusion’ Episode with Big Papi Airs Wednesday

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Second episode of FUSION’s new docu-reality series starring Red Sox Legend Big Papi airs Wednesday, February 7 @ 8pm ET/PT

*On February 7th, the second episode of the new docu-reality series, Big Papi Needs a Job” will air on FUSION at 8:00pm ET/PT. A clip from the second episode can be viewed below.

Second Episode – Dog Grooming/Fenway Tour Guide

Now retired from baseball, David “Big Papi” Ortiz needs to find a new passion to fill his time. On the street with some Red Sox fans, he gets plenty of suggestions – and this week’s attempt is assisting a mobile dog groomer. Although little dogs can be cute, he quickly learns that cleaning them can be nasty business – and even more so when he moves on to a larger dog that needs a “special procedure.” Then, Big Papi returns to Fenway Park – but this time as a tour guide. He gives some very lucky visitors a behind-the-scenes tour and recounts some of his greatest moments there.

Watch Teaser here

Watch Clip

About the Series

“Big Papi Needs a Job” follows David “Big Papi” Ortiz, one of the most decorated and beloved players in Red Sox history, as he embarks upon the post-baseball phase of his life. The 10-part half-hour series follows the all-star as he seeks gainful employment ─ exploring a range of different professions ─ and sometimes learning not everything comes as natural to him as America’s favorite pastime.

Big Papi

Each episode follows “Big Papi” as he embraces a new job that piques his interest—from heading back to his old stomping grounds of Fenway Park to be a tour guide, to trying out his skills as a dog groomer, manicurist and musician. After initial training, he’ll be thrust into line of duty, quickly learning how to sink or swim as he’s put to task. Along the way, we’ll hear from his on-the-job managers and clients to hear what they think of Big Papi’s work and, most importantly, if they think he has a future in the industry. With Ortiz’s up-for-anything attitude and all-star personality, each week “Big Papi Needs a Job” promises to be an adventure like no other.

David Ortiz has created a name for himself on the baseball field by being one of the most successful players, not only in Red Sox history, but throughout the sport of baseball. His heroics in ending the Red Sox World Series curse in 2004 and record-breaking MVP performance in the 2013 World Series have earned him legendary status as one of Boston’s greatest sports heroes on field and off. A ten-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion, Ortiz is recognized as one of the greatest and most popular players of this era. He holds the all-time record for most hits and home runs by a designated hitter and in 2015 became the 27th player in baseball history to join the 500 Home Run club.

“Big Papi Needs a Job” is a FUSION Original Series produced in conjunction with Matador Content.

About Fusion

From going deep on cultural obsessions to telling impactful stories that inspire and connect us, FUSION is a network that serves up a unique blend of programming that reflects the passions and shared values of America’s diverse youth.

The Fusion Creative Board is made up of a cross-section of marquee talent including award-winning actors, filmmakers, academics, and musicians who share the network’s commitment to seeking out the next generation of creative talent and emerging voices; Henry Louis Gates Jr. serves as the Chairman of the Creative Board.

Fusion is available to audiences across a range of platforms including cable television (find out where to watch), FUSION.tv, and various OTT providers such as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, PlayStation Vue, among others. Follow the network on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

source:
David Ford
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