It's no secret that Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doesn't like people touching his head (check out here and here for examples). But seeing as how Prince Fielder is stepping away from the game, the All-Star first baseman managed to get away with doing exactly that.
Let's just say the slugger is lucky he was wearing a neck brace.
As Fielder walked to his seat at his "retirement" press conference Wednesday, he noticed Beltre sitting in the aisle. So he did what any teammate would do in that moment—he touched Beltre's head.
Considering Fielder is walking away from baseball because he has been declared medically disabled, there was nothing Beltre could do. Fielder was quick to point out his neck brace to rub it in his teammate's face—because that's about the only thing that kept Beltre from retaliating.
Well played, Prince.