Thursday, April 17, 2008

Keeping up with old friends

Ken Rosenthal on former Greenville Drive manager, and current Brewers' RBI leader, Gabe Kapler:

The crazy thing about Kapler's return is that it could end as unexpectedly
as it started.

"I reserve the right to change my mind," Kapler says. "There are no rules
to this, absolutely no rules."

He had established a foothold with the Red Sox, laid the initial foundation for a fast-rising managerial career.

What happens next is anyone's guess, including his own.

In the past, Kapler says, he would try to plan the rest of his life in a single day. Now, he's reveling in the simple joys of playing baseball again.

"Let's not be naïve;: A lot of it has to do with the start," Kapler says. "But riding the subway to the park, thinking about the game, preparing for pitchers, watching video, putting on my socks, drinking the coffee, the whole buildup to the game ... I realize how much I love it."

Kapler and Braun, best Jewish duo in baseball history? Discuss.

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