“Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Panicking ain’t going to do no good.”
— Charlie Manuel after last night’s Mets-Phillies game. First of all, when the hell does anyone eat bear? Second, sorry Charlie, but if a bear is eating me, I’m gonna panic.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler was among those who lost their homes as a result of the ongoing California wildfires, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Kapler’s house was in Malibu, roughly 50 miles west of Los Angeles.
Kapler is hoping his situation can be used to make more people aware of the seriousness of the wildfires. He said, “Keep talking about it. When you’re out in your community, talk about it with other people. Use it as a way to come together. I sent this text message back to people: Talk about it. Shine a light on it. Raise awareness. Feel it.” He added, “That’s my main point for other people. We’re good. Our family is good. There are a lot of other families who are not.”
Two days ago, Kapler made his first tweet since mid-July:
Per NBC’s Jay Gray, at least 31 people are dead and more than 200 people are unaccounted for. Thousands of homes were burned and another 72,000 remain threatened.