...and explained, quickly, how crucial water was for your recovery, especially with all the air travel they do -- even more so as a guy who has to crouch behind the plate. He took care of himself in a way not everyone does. Not surprised he's having good years in his mid-30s
Random story -- on one of our 1st road trips of the year, we got in late to the hotel. They usually have a spread of fruit, candy, granola bars, Gatorade, etc. Suzuki just grabbed a whole armful of water. I made some stupid comment (enough water for ya?) and he just smiled...
That's a value that may be even more important in a catcher, as someone who deals with pitchers every day. Yes, you can win with a bunch of a-holes, but it's a lot easier on everyone to have guys like him around for the grind
One thing I didn't believe in until I worked for teams was the largely unquantifiable value of "chemistry," especially in regards to having good dudes in the clubhouse for a long, trying season. Aside from his on-field value, Kurt Suzuki is a good dude.
Let's just get this out of the way: Washington's not going to sign Kaepernick. But the idea that he wouldn't fit their system, or that they couldn't adjust on the fly, is dispelled immediately by what the Ravens did in Baltimore yesterday