LAKELAND, Fla. Just like their father, Jadyn and Haven Fielder love baseball.
They wear his No. 28 on their junior-sized Detroit Tigers uniforms and are constantly playing pickup games or catch on any patch of vacant grass they can find at Marchant Stadium or the TigerTown complex.
Sometimes they accompany their father, Prince, to batting practice to watch him swat balls into the pine trees or parking lots beyond the fields. Between rounds, he will toss a ball around with them or assure that they are standing behind the cage and out of harms way.
It takes me back to Prince following his own father, Cecil, around the clubhouse and field at Tiger Stadium. Tony Phillips, the spark-plug infielder, befriended Prince and would horse around with him.
There was the time when Phillips deposited him in a trash can, and youve probably seen the video of Prince taking batting practice at the old ballpark and hitting some out before he was even a teenager.
Watching his kids play now makes...