Word from our friend Howard Megdal at BaseballTalmud.com is that Gabe Kapler has signed a million-dollar deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.
I am hopeful that there will be a fan group created at Tampa games called either “Kapler’s Knishes”, who will all dress up as enormous potato products, or “Kapler’s Kvetchers”, who will all dress up as my grandmother.
In an e-mail to the Korner, Kapler wrote
I am excited to earn the respect of the guys in the clubhouse. I am fortunate to continue my career on a winning team in a great city. 2009 is going to be an amazing year!