Neck Brace-Wearing Prince Fielder Trolls Adrian Beltre by Touching His Head

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2016

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.

Aug 10, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Ranger designated hitter Prince Fielder (left) pats the head of teammate Adrian Beltre (right) as he enters a press conference to announce the end of his 12-year playing career after his second neck surgery in 27 mo
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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.

[Fox Sports Southwest]