Monday, November 22, 2004
Gabe Kapler has signed with the Yomiuri Giants, a Japanese baseball team. So he'll be playing there next year.
Kapler wasn't going to be a starter in Boston, barring injuries, but he was great bench player for us. He was an awesome team player who didn't complain about being returned to the bench when Trot Nixon got healthy. By all accounts he's an extremely smart guy (especially in that club of 'idiots') and a real class act. Who didn't enjoy watching him beat the snot out of The Shame of Worchester, Yankee pitcher Tanyon Sturtze, during the fateful Yankees/Red Sox brawl? And, you know, he's only the Hottest Jew in Professional Sports. Perhaps most importantly, he was One of the 25, one of the players who won the World Series for the Red Sox. And that's worth a whole heck of a lot these days.
So, good luck next year, Gabe! You'll be missed.
And so the offseason exodus begins.