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Tweet Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp pledged to donate $1000 to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes for every home run he hit until the All-Star break following Monday night’s Dodger game. An Oklahoma City native, Kemp has now scratched that idea and will donate a $250,000 straight up to the victims of the [...]
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In the wake of the tragic events where a mile-wide tornado hit an Oklahoma suburb damaging neighborhoods, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and Oklahoma native Matt Kemp is doing his part to help out the victims.
Following the 3-1 Dodgers win over the Brewers on Monday, Kemp tweeted that he will donate 1000 to the victims for every home run he hit from now until the All-Star break...
The ugly side of twitter reared its head in light of Matt Kemp’s pledge to donate $1,000 to his hometown of Oklahoma City for every homerun he hits now until All-Star break.
Firstly, far be it for anyone to knock someone who donates any of their hard earned money to a greater cause. Was Kemp’s approach flawed? Yes, when you take into account his massive contract and the fact...
Los Angeles Dodgers superstar outfielder Matt Kemp grew up in Oklahoma so it really struck home when he saw the images of the destruction caused by the massive tornado. Kemp was given firsthand accounts from family and friends back home of the complete devastation. Kemp wanted to help Oklahoma in their most trying time so he announced this tremendous gesture on his Twitter.
Those of you who have been following the disaster that took place in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday have likely seen some of the heartbreaking images of the damage that was left behind by a massive tornado. The twister pulverized roughly 40 square miles and left a hospital, two elementary schools, and hundreds of homes and business in pieces. Dozens were killed and hundreds were injured...
For better or for worse, the Dodgers offense has basically followed Matt Kemp’s lead since 2010. Following a breakout 2009 and the departure of Manny Ramirez, Kemp slumped miserably in 2010 and the team’s offense followed suit. He then single-handedly buoyed a terrible lineup in 2011, and he was well on his way towards doing the same in 2012 before injuries struck.
After his first donation pledge went terribly awry, Dodgers star Matt Kemp has decided to increase his donation to $250,000.
Now that the dust has settled from the controversy that hovered around his first donation pledge of giving $1,000 for every home run hit until All Star Break, Kemp has tackled the situation the right way.
Kemp issued this statement:
“Dear Families of OKC...
Tweet Los Angeles Dodgers all-star outfielder Matt Kemp is from the Oklahoma City area that was hit by one of the worst tornados in US history Monday, inspiring the slugger to make a very noble pledge via his Twitter account after the Dodgers’ game Monday evening: I’m giving $1000 for tonight’s HR and every HR [...]
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Matt Kemp’s power outage is very real. His batted ball distance on homers and fly balls this year averages 269.79 feet, last year he lead the league with a 313 foot average distance. MLB average is 275-280 feet. The offseason shoulder surgery is the obvious culprit.
The Dodgers likely wouldn’t risk long-term injury by having him play...
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Home Run of the Day: Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers - 21.79 seconds [video]
Kemp's second home run of the season was this big blast to left field at Miller Park. It earns Home Run of the Day honors, however, for what happened after the game. Kemp, who is from the Oklahoma City area of Oklahoma...
Clayton Kershaw scattered three singles in his second complete game of the year and Matt Kemp hit his first home run since April 24, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Ryan Braun managed a pair of singles and Yuniesky Betancourt also singled for the only hits off Kershaw (5-2). The lefty struck out five and walked one.
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