Fielder, 23, decided to make the switch over the winter after reading how cattle and chickens were treated and “was totally grossed out,” he said. His wife, Chanel, preferred a no-meat diet as it was, so he embraced a new approach.The article's worth reading if only for its tale of Fielder's trip through a chic Milwaukee restaurant's vegan offerings (The server heartily recommended the beet pasta salad, as in pasta fashioned from beets. “Ew — I’m not good on beets,” Fielder said. She kept raving about the dish, so not wanting to hurt her feelings, Fielder conceded, “All right, I’ll try it.”)
Fielder had been as carnivorous as your average puma — pushing 200 pounds since he was 12, he scarfed down a 48-ounce porterhouse as a teenager and had barely slowed down since.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
"WHERE'S THE HOMINY?" Prince Fielder, the 270-pound slugging first baseman of the Milwaukee Brewers, has gone vegetarian this year:
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