Well, by now, even casual(?) Red Sox fans know the name Jeremy Kapstein
name came up when Theo's job became available, and in the ensuing craziness, he
seems to have taken over the top spot for the job in many people's minds.
This is a critical moment.For this blog.If Kapstein, aka the "former" Drinkwater, becomes the GM of the Red Sox, he will lose the cult status he gained here, and probably in the minds of a lot of fans who have followed his progress behind home plate on TV.
But the weird thing is, I feel like with just the media attention he's
gained already, he
may have lost it anyway.
Because, should the team go in another direction GM-wise, next year, people will see him behind the plate and say "Hey, isn't that that guy that was gonna be GM?"Anyone who didn't notice him before (what the hell were they doing, watching the game??) will now realize that it's him.His
face being so prominent now will make him a huge star next year, even if he
doesn't get the GM job.
, in my mind, already has his
hit, with this current publicity.The only question is, Will he
end up the "voice of a generation," or a "one-hit wonder"?
Either way, everyone will know Kapstein
after all this.There's no turning back.