Former major-league catcher Brian Schneider is going to try his hand at hurling, the traditional Irish sport vaguely similar to field hockey, for a reality show.
According to The Independent, Schneider is swapping places with Kilkenny star Jackie Tyrrell for a reality show called "The Toughest Trade" that will air on Irish television on March 9. Tyrell will spend two weeks at spring training with the Miami Marlins.
Because hurling is an amateur sport, Schneider will also fill in for Tyrrell at his day job as a salesman for a food company.
David Bentley, a retired English Premier League soccer player, will swap places with Gaelic football player Aaron Kernan.
Bentley will play in a Gaelic football game on Wednesday, but there's no word on when Schneider will make his hurling debut.
- Dan Gartland