Prince Takes Punishment for ’09 Plate Celebration

By: Melissa S. Wollering

We’re writing from Scottsdale today, as The hits the road to take in some Cactus League play.  The pictures are all ours, the game summary is firsthand and the weather was magnificent. Thursday’s game between the Giants and Brewers started off with a little revenge that dates back to last season.

Remember when Prince Fielder smacked that walk-off homer off Barry Zito? Prince rounded the bases to join his entire team at the plate, signal the bomb (or bowling ball) and watch his teammates explode and fall to the ground (or drop like pins, whichever interpretation you prefer).

Today, Barry Zito wasted no time by smacking Fielder in the back with the ball in the first inning of the first game of Spring Training.  Wow. Stay classy San Francisco. [Read more…]