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The Prince Fielder deal is official, press conference at 2pm today

Jan 26, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks

The Prince Fielder contract is now official. And the terms were pretty much what was reported:  $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $24 million per season over the final seven years of the contract. A total of $214 million over nine.

The real significance of this, however, is that this will be the last time we have cause to use this wonderful pic of Prince Fielder in a post.  At 2pm today, Prince will awkwardly put a Tigers jersey on over a button down shirt, smile and talk about how great it will be to play in Detroit.  Sad, really. I liked this pic.

Oh, and this is awesome.

  1. uyf1950 - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    I’ll bet he couldn’t wait to take his physical.

  2. rynev - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Maybe the onion can recycle this article with Miguel Cabrera in CC’s spot?

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/cc-sabathia-prince-fielder-keep-imagining-each-oth,2493/

    • Old Gator - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Maybe the Tiggers will have a Fat Prince day when they’ll issue some of those wearable feedbags to the first 5,000 attendees….

  3. southcapitolstreet - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Just take an airbrush to the picture. Maybe add an Oscar Gamble-style hairdo while you’re at it.

  4. natstowngreg - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    The ’84 Tigers dominated the AL and won the World Series. Prince & Miggy have a lot to live up to.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Jan 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    The real significance of this, however, is that this will be the last time we have cause to use this wonderful pic of Prince Fielder in a post

    Maybe we can photoshop the pic? I mean Albert looks great in his new unreleased baseball card.

  6. uyf1950 - Jan 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    It’s a shame the Dodgers didn’t get him. Then for the next several years he could have been knows as the “Fresh PRINCE of Bel-Air”.

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