Fellow blogger Steve, over at All Natural & More, brought this to my attention with a post over the weekend. It appears that finding out a new ball team manager masturbates is cause for concern. What?!?!
We're speaking of an article from November 2017 in Deadspin, about Howard Eskin, sports anchor on Fox 29-TV, who is apprarently disturbed to find that the (then) new Phillies manager Gabe Kapler jerks off.
The information was gleaned from a post Kapler did on his website (kaplifestyle.com) blog in 2014 which reads:
"You’re moisturized and smelling tropical, your teeth are white and your face looks like you’ve just visited a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. The sun has set, and the moon is out. Perhaps you have a friend nearby, perhaps it’s just you by your lonesome…well, this is awkward. I’ve promised you authenticity, honesty and openness. Take this how you wish and I’ll spare you the step by step. Coconut oil is the world’s greatest lubricant. I can’t help where your mind goes with this. Once the ball leaves the bat, I can’t steer it."
Eskin had the temerity to ask in a live television interview if the team owners had second thoughts about hiring a guy who posted tips on masturbation. Both Kapler and General Manager Klentak gave carefully-worded, guarded answers.
I think I would've looked at Eskin and responded,
"I'll dignify that question with two words: Grow up."