Gabe Kapler, speaking while being inducted into the Moorpark College Hall of Fame:
Kapler, Moorpark College’s first World Series champion, was in right field when the Boston Red Sox broke the “Curse of the Bambino” with a sweep of the Cardinals.
He wore his World Series ring and told a story of the Red Sox’s famous brawl with the rival New York Yankees, started when catcher Jason Varitek stuck his catcher’s mitt in the face of Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
“We were struggling and Jason knew that we needed a spark at that moment,” said Kapler. “I’m not condoning violence by any means. This is part of a teamwork story.”
Ah, July 24, 2004….and that stupid fight. Looking backwards, I wonder if A-Rod has any regrets on that one?