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Posted on: April 14, 2008 10:25 am
 

MLB Heartwarming stories. Meet Gabe Kapler

Gabe Kapler was once on of the hottest prospects in the game, and he played relatively good baseball in stints for the Tigers, Rangers, Rockies and Red Sox, earning a World Series ring along the way.  After the 2006 season, he retired from the game and earned a position coaching the Boston Red Sox A affiliate in Greenville.  After the 2007 season he announce that he misses out on the day to day competition and the inner drive that brings him.  The Milwaukee Brewers gave Kapler a shot to return to the game.  It, by no means was a guarantee as the Brewers were pretty set at Center (Cameron), Right (Hart) and Left (Braun) they also have a youngster in Tony Gwynn Jr who is their primary backup and Matt LaPorta quickly ascending up the Minor League ladder.  He made the team in spring training by playing some marvelous baseball, although it was assumed that when Cameron came back from his 25 game suspension he would be the one to be let go.  However, he is hitting .423 on the season and just socked his 4th HR of the young season yesterday in a 9-7 win over the Mets which is virtually assuring him that he stays on once Cameron comes back.  He can talk faith with his teammate Ryan Braun who is also Jewish, and both he and Braun have embraced the nickname "Hebrew Hammer".  Gabe Kapler has a great baseball mind, and will make a great manager someday, but today and for the foreseeable future he is doing what he was born to do, and that is to play baseball
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