Game 6 of the ALCS was pretty serious business in Boston on Saturday night. Luckily we had Prince Fielder to bring some levity to the game.
The Detroit Tigers husky first baseman made an absolutely hilarious and embarrassing belly flop on the bases to ruin the Tigers’ rally in the sixth. Detroit scored two on a bases loaded single off the Green Monster by Victor Martinez, so they had runners on the corners with nobody out and Jhonny Peralta at the plate. Peralta grounded a ball to second and Martinez was out trying to advance to second. Fielder broke for home, so Dustin Pedroia threw home and got Fielder in a rundown. Fielder was barely off third, but he must not have thought he could make it back safely, so he decided to stay in a pickle for a few seconds so Peralta could advance to second.
After dancing around for a few seconds, Fielder finally decided to try sneaking back to third, but the dude totally misjudged where the base was, did a huge belly flop, and face-planted about five feet short. It was a thing of beauty.
On this side angle, it looks like Prince tripped, which explains the odd landing: