With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, fans are now on Early Exit Watch. Any player who leaves a game early will be considered to be involved in a trade, until proven otherwise. (Yesterday, the opposite happened.) When Justin Upton and Matt Kemp prematurely left Wednesday’s Padres game, the buzz started, but interim…
Umpire and weirdo Jordan Baker defused a brewing Padres-Braves brawl with his best attempt at a double underhook throw on San Diego’s Matt Kemp, who was attempting to go after Julio Teheran following a hit by pitch in the first inning today in Atlanta.
The Padres were all set to add two big new pieces to their outfield with Wil Myers and Matt Kemp both coming in via semi-blockbuster trades, but the Kemp deal has hit a last-minute snag, thanks to the 30-year-old's arthritic hips.
These aren't your father's Dodgers. Hell, these aren't the same Dodgers from when you went to bed. Andrew Friedman has been busy at his first Winter Meetings representing a team with resources, and he has revamped the Dodgers roster—well, basically overnight.
John Lackey was masterful and the L.A. bullpen couldn't hold the fort in last night's 3-1 Cardinals win, but afterward, all a number of Dodgers could talk about was home plate umpire Dale Scott. Matt Kemp went off:
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, whose ethnic background became a topic of discussion in the Donald Sterling audio portion we released earlier today, responded to the controversy in a subtle, but remarkable way: by changing his walk-up music at Dodger Stadium to Michael Jackson's "Black Or White."
Yeah, this is great.
Nobody was angrier about Carlos Quentin's decision to charge the mound and break Zack Greinke's collarbone last night than Matt Kemp. He was so angry, in fact, that he confronted Quentin in the parking lot after the game, and the two had to be separated by police officers. Thankfully, an AP photographer was on the…
The Dodgers' outfielder got the custom ink to pay tribute to his grandparents, Doris and the late Vernon Mukes. Vernon had died in November. What's not known is whether Doris is cool with Kemp's decision here. In August 2011, on the subject of Kemp getting any tats at all, Sports Illustrated quoted her disapprovingly:…
Matt Kemp has already missed 51 games this year due to injury. But these new look Dodgers opened up the checkbook, stocked the larder, and are attempting to make a playoff surge anchored by a healthy Kemp. Oh look, there's Matt Kemp running directly into a wall, and there's the Dodgers' third straight loss.
In the middle of Andre Ethier's second-inning at-bat today in Pittsburgh, Matt Kemp (who was in the dugout and had struck out the previous inning) was jawing at home plate umpire Angel Campos, who warned Kemp at least once to cool it. (The first thing you can hear here is Campos telling Kemp, "I don't want to hear…
The Dodgers and Giants rivalry has been ugly for 50 years, and nothing will probably change that. Certainly, after the Bryan Stow attack of last March, diplomatic relations between the two definitively plowed past some point-of-no-return (though peace was likely always a lost cause). Animosity between the sides, so …
Bloomberg Sports must have developed one hell of a piece of baseball-analyzing software, because the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be absolutely dumbfounded by its profound brilliance.
Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!!
Matt Kemp, the Dodgers outfielder who counts Rihanna among his ex-girlfriends, is having an MVP-caliber season. He recently gave an interview to Flaunt magazine in which he revealed a bit about his tastes in both clothes and women.
"We want more fans." Also, money.
Despite MediaTakeOut trumpeting this as the Dodgers outfielder choking up on his swing, we're dubious. And we've seen some athlete dong in our day.
These are some of the things that are happening in the nether regions of the sports gossip world. This news is not breaking. It is not exclusive. There are no exclamation points. We did not pay for these photos.
No, umpire Mike Winters was not fucking kidding you when he punched Matt Kemp out on strikes on Saturday and if you think he's fucking kidding you, then you're the one who is fucking kidding yourself.