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When the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a 9-year, $214 million contract in 2012, October was what was on their minds.
Prince Fielder (Charlie Riedel/AP)
In the two years Fielder has been in Detroit, the Tigers have reached the World Series and the ALCS. The problem is, once the calendar flips to October, Detroit has found itself making a deep playoff run in spite of Fielder, not because of him.
The regular season has been kind to Fielder in his first two seasons in a Tigers uniform. He posted back-to-back 100 RBI season and has been a great 1-2 punch with Miguel Cabrera. Fielder has shown to be durable, playing in 162 games for his second straight campaign in Detroit.
However, in the playoffs, Fielder isn’t quite the MVP candidate he shows to be in the regular season. He has had a couple of decent series vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks while with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 or with the Tigers when they knocked out the Oakland Athletics in this year’s ALDS for the sec...
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Prince Fielder has been pretty terrible at the plate this ALCS but, ironically, his most embarrassing moment came when he finally got on base in the sixth inning of Saturday’s Game 6. Fielder attempted to score on a ground ball to second base but was caught in a pickle when Dustin Pedroia came home with the throw. Prince then tried to dive back into third base and, well, things...
Prince Fielder has yet to make an impact in the postseason for the Tigers. (multimediaimpre, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Fickr)
The nine-year $214-million contract the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to just two seasons ago was not supposed to hurt the organization until the twilight-stretch of years seven, eight and nine. After just two though, it is clear it is time to call a...
Prince Fielder‘s belly flop near third base in the sixth inning of Game 6 of the ALCS was perfect.
It wasn’t perfect because of what transpired after the slugger’s earth-rumbling tumble, but rather because it summarized his playoff performance better than any words ever could.
Fielder’s baserunning blunder in Game 6 was inexplicable. The Tigers were poised for a big inning...
Baseball breaks your heart.
"It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone.
"You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory...
Almost made it…………..
Prince Fielder Belly Flop
Things during the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox could not have gone worse for Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder. He struggled mightily at the plate, but his worse moment of the playoffs came during this pickle. He dove for third base and wasn’t even close. Plenty of Tigers fans are going to complain about his contract this offseason after a dismal playoffs and...
You can't beat fun at the ballpark ...
... and you can't beat Prince Fielder in a diving competition.
The Detroit Tigers hefty first baseman produced one of the more memorable moments from the American League Championship Series vs. the Boston Red Sox.
This one occurred in Game 6 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
With no outs in the top of the sixth inning, Fielder was...
The Tigers were threatening in the top of the sixth inning, and while they were able to put a couple of runs on the board, one of their own helped limit the damage for the Red Sox.
With runners on the corners and no outs, Jhonny Peralta hit a grounder to Dustin Pedroia. The second baseman was able to tag out Victor Martinez between first and second base, but he was also able to complete...
For the Red Sox, the road to the 2013 World Series included a dramatic win in game six of the ALCS–a game punctuated with some real time-vault material. It is my pleasure to provide a brief, visual summary of the game’s highlights, courtesy of these four GIFs:
First, Prince Fielder was like:
Then Victorino was all:
Then Koji stepped up and said:
And he was later seen winning...
I love the effort, Prince Fielder. Just give it your all. Head first belly flop.
Except, you were four feet short and three right to the right of the bag.
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