Gabe Kapler already has a history of managing Brandon Belt.
Well, sort of.
NBC Sports' Ahmed Fareed reminded us of a moment between Belt and the newly named Giants manager last year, when Kapler was with the Phillies.
That's right: On a 3-1 count with no one on base, Belt squared to bunt. That's caused Kapler to look up from the dugout, smile and shout, "Swing!"
More expletives were involved, but you get the idea.
The Giants' first baseman, who only has one sacrifice bunt in 4,221 career plate appearances, must have heard Kapler's demand because he then took a hack for a single to right field.
It's nice to know the communication already is open between them.