You know Big Papi crushes it on the field, but what’s the Red Sox slugger like when he takes his spikes off? You’ll find out in 2014 when MTV2 and MLB team up for a weekly series that will take fans inside the MLB Fan Cave and beyond for a look at what goes on when the cameras go off.
World Series MVP Ortiz and Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen will executive produce a new weekly, 30-episode series on MTV2 slated to kick off in April 2014. The show will be shot at the MLB Fan Cave in New York, a spot that mixes baseball with music, pop culture, media, interactive technology and art. You’ll get to know ball players through interviews and features that will provide a look at their personalities and passions outside the diamond.
“Music is a passion of mine so when I was asked to be involved in a show that brings baseball to MTV, I jumped at it,” said McCutchen. “It is going to be a lot of fun to show a different side of baseball and the players.” Ortiz added, “Players want to be musicians and the musicians want to be players. So it’s going to be pretty easy to get my friends in baseball to have some fun on MTV.”
The series is the first effort from a new partnership between MTV and MLB that will produce on-air and online events that will air on multiple channels (MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams) and integrate MLB players into existing shows and events and also produce new specials and weekend programming. Details on future shows and specials will be announced at a later date.