Prince, Prince's bat, and Prince's wide shoulders roll into the place where he hung out as a kid, Detroit. Stories of him taking batting practice as a kid were legendary, as highlighted by this Detroit Free Press article:
"I saw it," Ernie Harwell said.
"Not a myth," Alan Trammell asserted. "It really happened."
Prince Fielder was only a boy -- albeit a "terrifically big" boy, in Harwell's words -- when he stepped to the plate at Tiger Stadium and swatted a baseball the way his father, Cecil, so often did.
Prince bats left-handed, Cecil right-handed, but the result was the same. Prince pulled the ball down the rightfield line, and it landed in the lower deck.
"Our mouths dropped," Trammell said in a telephone interview Monday. "You don't expect a 12-year-old to hit the ball out of a major league ballpark.
As for the Tiggers-Brewers series, getting one will be a challenge. Thanks to Zeus for tipping me on the article.