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Mar 09

This year’s Kapler Trots off into the sunset

Trot NixonI have to say that this comes as a bit of surprise to me, but Trot Nixon was released today. Trot's a player I have always liked for some reason and I would have liked to see him make the team. Unfortunately, Ken Macha stabbed him in the back.

"He came to me and he said that he had known me for a long time but that things were a little different between he and I in Spring Training here," Macha said. "But I said to him, 'No. 1, I am trying to get to know 56 different people here. The other thing is I wanted you to come in here and earn this spot yourself.'

"I consider Trot a friend and I'm proud of his career. I know his father and his wife, and if he does get on to play, I wish him well. If he doesn't, I told him it's equally difficult for everyone. When you love the game as much as he does, and as I did, it's tough to call it quits. I hope he catches on and gets to play this year."

This is just like when Billy had to release his hero in Little Big League.

Ken Macha

"How do you think I feel? You're my favorite ballplayer of all time! My friend Joey offered me a Wade Boggs and a Sammy Sosa card for you and I wouldn't do it."

Trot Nixon

"Is that supposed to make me feel better!?"

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