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Introducing Prince Fielder: Detroit Tiger

Jan 26, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

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Prince Fielder was just introduced as the newest Detroit Tiger. The press conference is still going on.

Can’t see it here, but he’s rocking cornrows, which are pretty fantastic.  His wife and kids were with him. Tigers owner Mike Ilitch presented Fielder’s wife with flowers. Fielder said that he messed up Scott Boras’ hair before the presser started. My view: pics or it didn’t happen.

Fielder’s initial comments were nothing special. Mike Ilitch mentioned Cecil Fielder and how he always used to talk about young Prince. And of course, the first question he was thrown was about him coming “full circle,” to Detroit, so that stuff is going to probably happen pretty constantly. It happens.

As far as how the deal came together: Ilitch pretty much admitted that the idea was his, and it was inspired by the loss of Victor Martinez for the year.

Oh, and below is Prince with his son. Who I want to take home with me because oh my God he’s adorable.

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  1. nagrommit - Jan 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Boras: “Prince and Chanel re-did their vows in early January so we really couldn’t begin this process until Jan. 11.”

    Craig, that means post-nup, right?

  2. alexo0 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Cecil Jr.!

    • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      That kid looks like an extra from a remake of Wild in the Streets.

  3. dracko19 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Be afraid NYY. Be very afraid

    • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Why? The Borg just needs to bunt more. That’ll do it.

  4. pkers - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    But how would Mookie feel about having another brother?

  5. philliesblow - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Cecil, now Prince. Wonder if Illitch tried to sign both of Prince’s kids now at a discount.

    • kindasporty - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      As long as Boras is their agent, Illitch will be giving no discounts.

  6. muskyhunter2542 - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Still wont win Sh*t

  7. explodet - Jan 26, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    “Oh, and below is Prince with his son. Who I want to take home with me because oh my God he’s adorable.”

    Guys, I think Craig’s mother finally came downstairs and has hijacked her son’s account.

    • cur68 - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      Nah. Craig’s a daddy and his boy has an equally impressive head of hair…unlike Craig. This just be a knee jerk response to seeing a child who has a few similarity to his own and sheer hair envy landing on his keyboard.

  8. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Dear Detroit,

    Me no likey this offseason.

    Sincerely,
    every AL fan outside of Anaheim.

  9. muskyhunter2542 - Jan 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    He is going to have an off year this year!!!

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