Prince Fielder learned that rounding third base is far more difficult than it appears
Prince Fielder belly-flops rounding third base
With almost 300 home runs (and one cheeky bunt single) in his career, Prince Fielder has punished all those foolish enough to pitch a baseball in his general direction. But despite his success, there remains one obstacle he cannot overcome, the Globetrotters to his Washington Generals: third base.
First came Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS, with Fielder's Tigers facing the Red Sox at Fenway. Prince was on third, just minding his own, when Jhonny Peralta hit a ground ball and, well, this happened:
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Nothing to see here, folks. Just your garden-variety baserunning gaffe, and certainly not a conspiracy being perpetrated by the shadowy cabal of third bases around the globe.
OR IS IT?
For, during Tuesday's Dodgers-Rangers game, Fielder was again confronted with his mortal foe as he attempted to score from second. Third base: 2, Prince: 0.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and that base is definitely out to get you, so you should probably flee the area.