Though many news sources are covering Prince Fielder's post-game outburst as a potential confrontation with Dodger pitcer Guillermo Mota, SoSG has heard that Fielder's attempt to enter the Dodgers clubhouse was really motivated by the news that the Dodgers' home-team post-game spread was more expansive than the food offerings available in the visitors' clubhouse.
"What, no Tapatio?" screamed Fielder, moments before he stormed into the stadium tunnels toward the Dodgers' locker room. "This is outrageous!"
After the outburst, Fielder was able to articulate his displeasure more coherently. "It's just not fair. They get a nice well-lit clubhouse, with a full portfolio of food choices, local delicacies from Canter's Deli, a full bar, even private label pizza trying to masquerade as premium-priced fare. And we get a dimly-lit, crowded clubhouse where the best offering is an extra scoop of meat in a bowl of Camacho's Nachos.
"Seriously, I feel like I'm a fan stuck here on the loge level, while the home team relaxes on the field level. And they won't let me down the staircase to the better food offerings. It's unjust, I tell you."
In all seriousness, check out the video on the accompanying link (above; the first one). It's pretty obvious that Russell Martin is saying something to Fielder as he's laying on the ground, smarting from the Mota pitch. Martin's half-hearted effort to catch the ball inside is another tell-tale sign.
As Mr. LA Sports Fan eloquently wrote in last night's Game Thread: "Payback's a bitch, Prince."
Should be a great game tonight! Bring your hot sauce!