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Mauricio Dubon’s hilarious story of Gabe Kapler outperforming the Giants

Giants manager Gabe Kapler is a strong man.

He’s so strong, in fact, that some players in San Francisco are afraid to challenge him in the weight room.

Mauricio Dubon confirmed this during a recent interview with MLB Network’s Alanna Rizzo, who asked the infielder if he could lift more weight than his manager.

“Oh my God,” laughed Dubon. “We tried that last year. It didn’t go well. I was in pain for a few days, but he got me on that one.

Not only can Kapler seemingly throw serious weight on the bar, but the skipper is able to outplay his own players no matter what he’s wearing.

“He’s a strong guy,” Dubon said. “The most impressive thing I’ve seen last year I think was, I arrived at 6:30 a.m. [a.m.] for the lift and it lifted, I think, 315 for the reps in jeans and boots. So I was like, no. I am not going.

It’s no secret that Kapler takes his well-being seriously. The reigning National League Manager of the Year is known for cycling to games at Oracle Park, peeling breaded skin off his chicken nuggets and even has his own lifestyle and fitness blog called ” Kaplifestyle”.

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That hard-working mentality has resonated with the Giants dugout since Kapler arrived in San Francisco ahead of the 2020 season. The Giants won a franchise-record 107 games in 2021 en route to their first NL West title since 2012, and the team is looking to repeat that success and then some this year, Dubon said.

Despite losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS last season, the Giants are “moving on.”

“…We have the same group of guys. Last year we did the same thing, everyone believed we could do it and it’s the same at camp. It’s no different,” Dubon said. “We have a pretty good squad and we’re going from there.”

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