So asks ESPN:
First-time managers Boone, Alex Cora, Davey Martinez and Mickey Callaway will be the focus of considerable scrutiny in demanding East Coast markets with big media presences. But the most entertaining culture clash looms in Philly, where Kapler, a California guy, arrives on the scene as a new-age thinker in the quintessential old-school sports town.
Philly fans trusted the process with the 76ers. Will it give the same courtesy to a health-conscious, conditioning-obsessed, sabermetrically oriented manager who’s learning on the job with a young, evolving roster? The Phillies might not win the NL East, but they’ll make for a heck of a reality show: