Former Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder attended Friday night’s game between the Tigers and Marlins in Miami and shook hands with his son Prince next to the dugout before the game. FOX Sports Detroit cameras caught the happy reunion. The father and son haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent years and Cecil told me last year that he wouldn’t be going to Detroit’s games because Prince who signed with the Tigers in 2012 once had him removed from a stadium. When I spoke to Prince recently about his consecutive-games streak -- now up to 503 -- he credited his work ethic to his dad but wouldn’t make much of the baseball card of his father that he recently stuck into his clubhouse name plate. Cecil told me last year that he wouldn’t attend any Tigers games because Prince “throws me out of the damned stadium.” Cecil said that happened several years ago when he entered a family room at Turner Field in Atlanta after watching Prince play for the Milwaukee Brewers. Reports say that Cecil’s bitter divorce from Prince’s mother and gambling problems led to the father-son difficulties. Cecil said that it “hurt” to deal with the situation; however it was evident on Friday night that the son welcomed his father who won two American League home run crowns in Detroit.
Prince Fielder shares moment with estranged father
Fox Sports Detroit | Sep 28