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Prince Fielder learned that rounding third base is far more difficult than it appears

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.

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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.