Interview: Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder Talks Tyler the Creator, T-Plush, and More

Interview: Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder Talks Tyler the Creator, T-Plush, and More
He's already a Prince, but he's two weeks of good baseball away from being a king. Prince Fielder, the Milwaukee Brewers All-Star (and maybe MVP!) first basemen is currently leading his team in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to their Division Series win against Arizona on Friday, the Brewers had never won a playoff series. If Fielder and his teammates can continue their run, they'll never have to buy a beer in Milwaukee again in their lives. We recently chatted with Prince about Tyler, the Creator, his equally outspoken teammate Nyjer Morgan, and One a Day.

What is your song of the moment?
Prince Fielder: I like Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Drake. I don’t have a specific song.

What was the last song or CD you bought?
Prince Fielder: The new Jay-Z and Kanye CD.

Watch the Throne?
Prince Fielder: Yeah.

What’d you think of that?
Prince Fielder: It was good. I liked it.

Have you been a fan of theirs for a long time?
Prince Fielder: Yeah, for a long time.

What are your favorite sneakers to wear?
Prince Fielder: Nikes.

Do you have a favorite pair?
Prince Fielder: Jordans are probably my favorite.

What celebrity is in your Wifey Hall of Fame? Who is your celebrity crush?
Prince Fielder: I guess Jennifer Lopez.

Do you know who Odd Future is? The group?
Prince Fielder: Isn’t that Tyler, The Creator and those guys?

What's your opinion of them?
Prince Fielder: They’re different, I like it. Not bad. I haven’t heard much Odd Future, I’ve heard a lot of Tyler, The Creator, but they’re alright too.

What’s your favorite alcoholic drink?
Prince Fielder: Coconut Ciroc.

Do you play video games?
Prince Fielder: Yep.

What’s your current video game obsession?
Prince Fielder: I play with my kids every now and then. Playstation 3 is cool. Anything they’re playin’, I’m playin’. I don’t have a specific game. Anything new on sports I play.

What’s your must-have tech gadget?
Prince Fielder: I guess just my iPhone. It’s really just for using it as an iPod for the music on it.

Who is the most famous person in your cellphone?
Prince Fielder: Rickie Weeks.

What’s the feeling in the clubhouse right now? Most of you guys have experience from ‘08. Is there talk around the clubhouse that this is going to be different?
Prince Fielder: We’re not really talking about ‘08 too much. We’re just trying to focus on this year and play the baseball we’ve been playing all year so we can hopefully go deep into the playoffs. As far as ‘08, we’re not really thinking about that too much.

What’s up with your boy Nyjer Morgan?
Prince Fielder: Nothin’. He’s pretty awesome.

It seems like he kind of brings a certain edge.
Prince Fielder: He just has fun. I don’t know about a certain edge, he’s just being himself. I think our team doesn’t mind it, because its really how he is all day long. When somebody acts a little crazy all day long, you can appreciate it more. It’s not fake.

As far as your own preparation, I know you’re sponsored by One A Day. How does that affect your performance and what do you get out of that?
Prince Fielder: It’s good. You gotta have the vitamins to make you feel good and work out hard everyday. Just basically have a routine that helps you stay focused. You gotta do what you gotta do to stay healthy and be out on the field. One A Day has definitely helped me with that.
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