TORONTO Matt Kemp used to call Ryan Braun his friend. He supported Braun when Braun successfully overturned a 2011 positive drug test. He never complained about how Braun beat him out for the National MVP award that year.
Tuesday, Kemp said he felt let down by the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who accepted a 65-game suspension the previous day for violating baseball's drug policy.
"I'm disappointed," Kemp said. "I don't like to get lied to. I don't think anybody likes to get lied to. I think a lot of other people feel the same way. I'm not the only one in that boat. I'm just another one of those guys on the list that are disappointed in what has come about in the last couple days."
Kemp said his Twitter account has been bombarded with messages telling him he should be retroactively named the 2011 MVP.
"My Twitter's going nuts," Kemp said. "I've never got so many tweets in my life."
But Kemp doesn't want the award.
"Honestly, it doesn't have anything to do with me," Kemp said....