‘Big Papi Needs a Job’ Starts on Fusion Jan. 31 - Multichannel

‘Big Papi Needs a Job’ Starts on Fusion Jan. 31

After baseball, David Ortiz seeks out a new career on reality series
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Big Papi Needs a Job, a docu-series about former Boston Red Sox star David “Big Papi” Ortiz, debuts on Fusion Jan. 31.

The show “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,” Fusion said. The season has 10 half-hour episodes.

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The first episode sees Ortiz, who retired from Major League Baseball after the 2016 season, stop by the Berklee College of Music to see if he has the musical skills to make it in that line of work. He also learns to give a manicure later in the episode.

Other professions Ortiz tries out on the show include dog groomer and Fenway Park tour guide.

Big Papi Needs a Job is a Fusion original series produced in conjunction with Matador Content.

Ortiz, who is from the Dominican Republic, was a 10-time MLB all-star. He amassed 541 home runs in his career, and won three World Series with the Red Sox.

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