Posts for Kapler

Crossed Up: The Gabe Effect

Russ Joy - August 23, 2019

Anthony and Bob breakdown Gabe Kapler’s best game as Phillies manager, debate Rhys Hoskins in the leadoff spot, applaud the bullpen’s recent effort, and assess the team’s postseason chances.

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Crossed Up Radio: Aug. 12, 2019

Russ Joy - August 13, 2019

This episode of Crossed Up Radio airs on 610 ESPN Philadelphia every Monday from 5-6PM. Listen on your radio or via the 610ESPN stream.

Anthony and Bob break down the Phillies’ nationally televised embarrassment.

Plus:

  • It might be time to shut down Jake Arrieta.
  • What’s behind Rhys Hoskins’ prolonged slump?
  • Plenty of Gabe talk.

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Crossed Up: An Objectively Excellent Podcast

Russ Joy - July 16, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss the Phillies’ embarrassing 16-2 loss on Monday night, who to blame for their collapse, and Gabe Kapler’s rough postgame press conference. The two also discuss the team’s leadership issues and tackle the topic of when it’s time to stop blaming bad players for being bad. Other subjects include Matt Klentak’s job performance, robot umpires, and more.

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Crossed Up: Crazy Bad

Russ Joy - June 24, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss the Phillies’ crazy bad weekend and what it means for Gabe Kapler. Anthony wants to know where the front office is at, while Bob laments the team’s lack of depth, and the two discuss what the Phillies can do to save their season from spiraling completely out of control.

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Gabe Kapler’s Tribute to a Fan Shows He’s Got a Good Heart

Russ Joy - March 16, 2019

I know we often make light of the Philly sports landscape and I’m all here for it. But sometimes a story tugs at your heartstrings and this is certainly one of them. Phillies’ manager Gabe Kapler took to Twitter on Friday evening and paid tribute to a South Jersey fan, Matt Vecere, who was one of eight Americans who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 208 that left all 157 people aboard dead:

Many of you heard the way I learned about Bryce’s signing. Fans sitting behind our dugout shared the news as they were checking their phones.

One of those fans was Matt Vecere. I know his name because two of his friends reached out to me. They told me how Matt shouted out to me “bat him third and he’ll give you 90 runs.” They reached out because Matt was one of the 157 people killed on board Ethiopian Airlines 302.

Matt was going to Kenya for the United Nations Environment Assembly. Matt was passionate about getting air and water filters to underprivileged communities and had a particular love for Haiti after doing work there over many years.

To honor Matt, I’m asking that you consider doing something for a cause Matt cared about. His mother described those as “the environment, civil rights, social and environmental justice, and advocating for those less fortunate.”

Baseball brings people together, but Matt strove for bigger causes than what we do every day. As he loved the Phillies, I hope the community can return that love.

This is one of those times where someone with a real platform in a position of power – as much power as sports management has at least – has put out a genuine tribute following a tragic event in an effort to inspire goodwill among the local community. Hopefully his call to action will lead to some charitable work from Phillies Nation.

Gabe Kapler: “We Are in Win Right Now Mode”

Russ Joy - February 8, 2019

With yesterday’s blockbuster deal for JT Realmuto – who Phillies GM Matt Klentak described as the “best catcher in the game” – it became even more evident that the Phillies have decided now is the time to win and that owner John Middleton wants to win now. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made an appearance on the MLB Network today and talked about what the deal meant to him and what it could mean to free agent targets Bryce Harper and Manny Machado:

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