BIG PAPI KEEPS FISHING FOR A NEW JOB AS HE TRIES OUT THE ART OF CIGAR ROLLING AND GETS HIS HANDS WET AS A LOBSTER FISHERMAN
Seventh episode of FUSION’s new docu-reality series starring Red Sox Legend “Big Papi” airs , Wednesday, March 14th at 8pm PT/ET on FUSION
Watch Teaser HERE
On March 14th, the seventh episode of the new docu-reality series, “Big Papi Needs a Job” will air on FUSION at/PT.
Seventh Episode – Cigar Roller/Lobster Fisherman
Hot on the trail of a new occupation, David “Big Papi” Ortiz looks for work in something he has a true passion for – cigars. Cigar rolling is difficult business, and he learns just how much work goes into making the sticks he loves so dearly. But will Papi manage the craft, or will his cigar-rolling dream go up in smoke? He then gives it his all as a lobster fisherman. After dealing with choppy waters and snapping lobsters, he’ll see if it’s all worthwhile when he finally gets to eat the fruits of his labor.
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.
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.
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