So my colleague Nick has thrown down the gauntlet, and I accept his challenge. Cute Baseball Babies it is! I started taking note of CBBs when I saw the photo below, appearing shortly after the Sox won the 2004 World Series. While Gabe’s li’l tykes are probably no longer small enough to properly be called “babies,” since this is the photo that started it all, we will begin with the Kapler kids.
Handsome Gabe, the World Series trophy, and his two adorable babies—it’s enough to send the ol’ ovaries into overdrive:
Honestly, would anyone expect less-than-adorable offspring from this couple? Of course, adding to their familial cuteness is the fact that Gabe and Lisa have their own organization combating domestic violence. Stand-up guys are always cuter.
Gabe Kapler retired earlier this offseason, and Nick and I were discussing the many reasons why this might be. Nick was puzzled because Kapler is young and in reasonably good health. I said, Hey, he’s a smart guy. He’s deep, even. The Sox have made him the manager for their Single-A team, the Greenville (SC) Drive. He doesn’t want to warm the bench forever. He doesn’t want to get bounced from team to team (or back to Japan, for heaven’s sake). And he probably wants to spend a lot more time with these cute, cute baseball babies: