SF Giants as Star Wars characters
Gabe Kapler: Din Djarin (AKA The Mandalorian)
One of them refuses to take off their mask for public health reasons. The other refuses to take off his mask (mostly) because of the Way of the Mandalore. If you think about it, they aren’t all that different. Except for the bounty hunter part.
The comparison still holds because most SF Giants fans still probably do not know what the bottom half of Gabe Kapler’s face looks like. What’s he hiding under there?
But in all seriousness, Kapler has been really responsible these past two seasons with mask-wearing. After watching other sporting events throughout the year when coaches go basically the entire game with their mask on their chin, it’s been nice to see Kapler model proper public health protocol.
Kapler and The Mandalorian have some other similarities. The Mandalorian abides by a creed that made him return Grogu (Baby Yoda) back to the Jedi. Kapler abides by a creed (analytics) that makes him pinch-hit and play the matchups in just about every single game. His creed also involves having relievers pitch in back-to-back games a lot.
I cannot fault Kapler for this creed too much though because the Giants have had some really good success so far in 2021. Let’s hope that Kapler continues The Way to victory much more for the rest of the season.