Monday, June 1, 2009

MLB Player Takes Swing At Soaps

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Conor Jackson is taking a swing at a mini career in soap operas.

This Wednesday (Jun. 3), Jackson will guest star as a physical therapist on General Hospital on ABC, but his daytime debut was no walk in the ballpark.

Despite having done a few commercials as a kid and having former JAG actor John Jackson as a dad, Jackson admits he was more nervous about his TV appearance than he is “in front of 50,000 people in a batter’s box” at ball games.

Part of the nerves come from the fact that all of his baseball buddies will be watching, since MLB players often dabble in daytime TV.

Though the guys have given him hell in the locker room for the gig, Jackson says that when no one is looking, most teammates quietly give him props.

More on his soap debut will be in ESPN The Magazine’s June 29th issue.

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