Short Hops: Cecil Fielder by Ryan O’Hanlon

Ryan O’Hanlon is the sports editor at the Good Men Project MagazineHe’s still trying to figure out how to use Tumblr and you can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.

Cecil Fielder should’ve worn baggy pants. He used to be able to dunk a basketball. He named his son Prince (does he think he’s a king?). He struck out three more times than he hit. I only remember him from a flimsy Detroit Tigers card I got in a cereal box and a season-and-a-half with the Yankees. But I think he was good sometimes, and I know his name makes no sense. Nothing, really, about Cecil Fielder makes any sense. That’s why he’s the first baseman of the 90s.

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3 Responses to Short Hops: Cecil Fielder by Ryan O’Hanlon

  1. Tom L. says:

    Oh man, I had forgotten all about Donruss Diamond Kings until just now. Those used to be my favorite style of baseball card.

    Misty eyed memories…

  2. Elliott says:

    Gotta love the Donruss Diamond Kings!

  3. Nothing, really, about Cecil Fielder makes any sense. That’s why he’s the first baseman of the 90s.

    So true. I simply cannot argue.

    I’ll never forget watching Fielder smash one literally outside the walls of Tiger Stadium. That, in a nutshell, was 90s baseball.