Reynolds said he was “shocked” that the Fielders are not talking because the two were inseparable when Cecil was playing for the Tigers.
“Harold, that’s the same thought that I had when it first went down,” Fielder said. “But you know, my son, he - I don’t want to say he changed a lot, but he did change. Maybe it’s him growing up as a man, wanting to be Prince Fielder, not Cecil Fielder’s son anymore like he’s been his whole life, which is a good thing for him.
“I think he deserves the opportunity to be that player he wants to be, whatever that is, on his own, without the mention of me being his father every single interview he does. I think that kind of got hold of him a little bit, too. He started being uncomfortable with every time a reporter came up to him. You did this. Your dad did this. It is what it is. But my son and I will be all right. Time is going to make sure that’s OK.”
When he was asked what his son does better than he did as a player, Cecil said: “Nothing.”
But then he conceded: “He runs a little better than me. I’ll give him that.”
Posted: February 22, 2009 at 02:06 PM | 16 comment(s)
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