Gabe Kapler’s Response to Domestic Abuse Speaks Volumes About His Character

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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler met with the assembled media in the wake of Tuesday’s news that outfielder Odúbel Herrera was arrested and charged with domestic violence. His response was about as perfect as anyone could hope:

Kudos to Kapler for getting out in front of this and, while not addressing the charges against his player, reenforcing the organizational belief that there is no excuse for domestic violence. Kapler aided his then-wife Lisa in the creation of the Gabe Kapler Foundation with the stated purpose:

“…to mainly create programs that would help people secure themselves from any type of violence. “

I know Gabe catches flack for his lengthy responses and at times seems a bit calculated because of it, but this was a great showing by the Phillies manager.

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  • Meeeeee tooooo May 28, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Get rid of Herrera. No question . Plus he sold me fake coke on 10th and Diamond.

  • Observer May 28, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    My god, can you get you nose any deeper between his cheeks? It’s never your job to be kissing ass of the people you are supposed to cover.

  • Guy Smiley May 28, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Since Gabe is in a talkative mood about these sorts of incidents maybe someone could ask him again about the LA issue from a couple years ago.

    • Safety Stegosaurus May 29, 2019 at 3:25 am

      I tried to leave a comment about that very issue. Makes Gabe look like a giant hypocrite. I had a link to a great story from a competing website but our CB overlords wouldn’t let my comment through. Maybe this one won’t either. Just do a search, it’s bit hard to find!

      • Safety Stegosaurus May 29, 2019 at 3:27 am

        *bit = not

        The article is by Michael Baumann at the Ringer from earlier this year.

        • short term memory loss May 29, 2019 at 7:37 am

          comment waiting approval for calling out Gabe for being an enabler and hypocrite. Crossing Broad writers have pea brains and memories shorter than a democratic politician

  • Gabe Kapler May 29, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Its the best contact Odubel’s made in weeks…

    • phil theecolards May 29, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Its only Wednesday and you’ve won for the week. Kudos.

  • Mikey Miss ex producer May 29, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I wish someone would shake Speak N Spell Gabe around! Dude is a freaking nuisance!

  • Doc brown May 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Wow. Somebody came out and said he’s against domestic violence, what a standup guy! What great character!! It really takes a lot of courage to speak out against domestic violence. I wonder if he spoke out against snapping the spine of a fetus when they’re old enough to feel pain and sucking them out of their mother, if you’d be praising his character then. Doubt it.

  • MM May 29, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Yeah, except when he asked the girl who was assaulted by the dodgers to go to dinner to “hash it out” with the team members who assaulted her. He’s the reason Francona’s kid got fired from the dodgers organization. How could you post this without mentioning that piece of hypocrisy?

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