More pictures of naked athletes from "ESPN the Magazine's" 2014 Body Issue were released yesterday. The issue hits newsstands on Friday. One of this year's most interesting models is Texas Rangers first baseman PRINCE FIELDER, who's rather . . . shall we say . . . LARGE AND IN CHARGE. Prince is a solid, powerful guy, but his chest and belly make him look more like one of those '70s pro wrestlers than a modern athlete.
In the magazine he says, quote, "A lot of people probably think I'm not athletic or don't even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be an athlete. "And just because you work out doesn't mean you're going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I'm not going up there trying to be a fitness model."
Other naked athletes in this year's issue include snowboarder and double amputee Amy Purdy . . . snowboarder Jamie Anderson . . . Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch . . . swimmer Michael Phelps . . .U.S. World Cup team member Omar Gonzalez . . . female surfer Coco Ho . . . and 49-year-old boxer Bernard Hopkins, who's the oldest person in the issue!