Prince Fielder misses ball, makes little kid's day

In the bottom of the ninth at Fenway Park in Sunday night's ALCS Game 2, the score was tied 5-5. Boston's Jonny Gomes reached to open the inning, making it to second on an infield hit/throwing error by shortstop Jose Iglesias. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was next up to face Detroit reliever Rick Porcello.

On the 2-0 pitch he hit a foul pop that hung between the field and the first base stands. Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder lumbered over and tried to make a play on the ball, but flinched as the fans shot their hands out to try to catch the ball. Although the fans made contact with Fielder, he had already missed the ball before they touched him. Fielder escaped the E-3 for prolonging Salty's at-bat, one which would eventually result in the game-winning hit.

Still, he looked rather nonplussed about the whole thing, even after a kid in the stands took the opportunity to give him a friendly wave:

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