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Let’s be honest, Gabe Kapler was never a Philly guy.
Oh, he loved the city, moving there full-time two years ago when he was named manager of the Phillies, but the fans never loved him back.
He wasn’t their type.
They didn’t want some Southern California weightlifting dude who tans naked, eats sprouts and drinks protein shakes.
They want their managers to drink six-packs after games.
The only chance Kapler had to survive in Philadelphia was to win.
And he didn’t.
Gabe Kapler had a 161-163 record in two seasons as Phillies manager. (Photo: