The Giants Did Not Appreciate Prince Fielder's Theatrics on Sunday
Once Fielder got there, he jumped into the air and, as he landed on the plate, the rest of the Brewers all fell to the ground as Fielder stood there arms extended in the air. It was a creative celebration to say the least, but, as you'd expect after pulling a stunt like that, the Giants aren't too happy with Fielder.
The Giants are keeping their mouths shut on the subject for now (though the Angels aren't), but it was obvious in the reactions of some Giants coaches in the third-base dugout. Pitching coach Dave Righetti stared so hard at Fielder as he gave a post-game interview I kept waiting for Prince's head to explode.
I can understand why the Giants would be upset. I know if I was on the team and had to see that, I wouldn't be very happy about it. Still, San Francisco can take some solace in the fact that they did take two of three from Milwaukee in the series and that, unlike the Brewers, they actually have something left to play for.
Besides, do we really know that this was all planned? I mean, it is possible that the entire Brewers team just lost their balance when Fielder hit the ground. In case you haven't noticed, he's not exactly a tiny man.
If anything the Giants should probably just be happy that Miller Park didn't cave in on them and everybody else in it.
Though, even if it was an accident, I don't think Fielder should be all that surprised when he finds a fastball in his ribs when the Giants and Brewers meet next season (they are done playing each other in 2009).