I mean, there's no way steroids are to blame for his absolute lack of decorum and composure and sanity? Is there?
Actually Prince Fielder ought to hope that some people blame his meltdown Tuesday night, when he tried to charge Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota 15 minutes after being hit by a pitch -- making the charge at Mota inside the Dodgers' clubhouse -- on something as basically simple as 'roid rage.
Because the other options are these:
1. Fielder is a raving lunatic.
2. The whole thing was a front, for show, for street cred.
None of the options is very good, which is why baseball needs to suspend Fielder and make it hurt. It's one thing to charge the pitcher on the mound during the game. That's bad, but it happens -- and more to the point, it is accepted in baseball. Whatever you think of it, and I happen to think it's punk posturing run amok, charging the mound is allowed.
Charging a clubhouse door is not.
Fielder can't get away with this. I don't care if it's been done before, by other players, in the past. It cannot be done now. And it cannot be done ever again in the future.
This is baseball. Not a bar brawl.
Fielder should pay. Ten games, maybe more.
And pee into a cup, son.