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Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers slugger, had a big request when he appeared on the first episode of "Detroit Rubber," a new show on the YouTube channel Loud -- one that led him all the way to the show's producer, rapper Eminem.

Fielder visited Burn Rubber, a sneaker shop in Detroit suburb Royal Oak that is the focus of the new web series. He asked owners Ro Colt and Rick Williams to help him find an elusive shoe, the Air Jordan 4 Retro, Eminem Encore edition. Only 50 pairs were produced for Eminem's circle, according to the site KicksonFire.com. But that didn't stop Fielder.

"I've got the World Series coming up, and I need some new kicks. So don't let me down," he said in the episode.

The show follows Colt and Williams as they call in favors and crack jokes at Burn Rubber.

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