Found June 27, 2012 on Off Base Percentage:
I hate throwing around harsh language. I'm both a gentleman and a scholar (according to my mom) so only on the rare occasion would I stoop to calling someone that word. But Matt Kemp is , earmuffs kids, a jerkface. I said it. But why? Kemp, the NL Home Run Derby captain, will not pick Bryce Harper to participate in the event he was born to win..."It's not because he's a rookie. It's just that there are other guys out there that are capable,'' Kemp told the newspaper. "I'm not saying he wouldn't do a good job in the Home Run Derby. He's going to have plenty of time to participate in many Home Run Derbies. Just not this year. Nothing against him. I love watching him play.''I mean, really, who wants to see Harper in the Home Run Derby anyway? Oh, everybody who's heard of baseball? Okay, put your hands down.Sure, Harper only has seven homers in 224 plate appearances (as a 19-year-old). And his 13.3 home run to fly ball ratio is ...

Matt Kemp all but ruled out of All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out injured slugger Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star game in Kansas City. General manager Ned Colletti calls it a "long shot" for Kemp to play, with the outfielder still recovering from a strained left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list for a second time this season May 31. The 2011 NL...

Kemp cleared for Home Run Derby; return still in doubt

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in desperate need of offense. They averaging just 3.52 runs per game in June and might not get superstar Matt Kemp back until after the All-Star break. Manager Don Mattingly said on Monday that Kemp, who has been out since May 31 with a left hamstring strain, has been cleared to participate in the Home Run Derby but won't play in the All-Star Game...

Matt Kemp potentially out till All-Star break, Mark Ellis making miraculous recovery

In bad news, Matt Kemp won’t be back by the end of June, and they’re not even sure if he can make it back by the All-Star break now. Kemp has played one game since May 14 because of a left hamstring he strained twice. Mattingly said the club wants Kemp to play in five

Dodgers' Ethier might follow Kemp to DL

As if the eight losses in nine games wasn't enough to make for a bad road trip for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the club suffered what could be another significant injury. Right fielder Andre Ethier left Wednesday's game in San Francisco in the middle of the first inning because of a left oblique injury. Ethier had walked and was erased at second base on a groundball double...

The Dodgers Offense Hits the Regress-o-matic

The Dodgers were playing over their heads early in the season, even continuing to produce during Matt Kemp's first stint on the disabled list. However, recently, the offense has collapsed completely. Can it turn around without its star?

Bryce Harper, brewery team up

Harper's camp got in touch with the brewery who makes "Clown Question Bro" beer and now some of the profits will go to a fallen policewoman's memorial fund.

Mets-Dodgers Preview

Already playing without injured MVP candidate Matt Kemp, the offensively challenged Los Angeles Dodgers could be in for an even rockier road ahead with Andre Ethier sidelined. They may not need a whole lot of support with Chris Capuano on the hill against his former team. Capuano looks to stay unbeaten at home and the Dodgers try to avoid being shut out for a fourth straight game...

Giancarlo Stanton to Participate in Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium

Giancarlo Stanton has quickly evolved into one of the game's premier power hitters, and he'll have a chance to show off his talent on the big stage in July. Stanton has accepted an invitation to participate in this year's Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium, joining captains Matt Kemp and Robinson Cano as participants already selected. Stanton, who hit 34 home runs last...

Harper to Trademark Quote

As if Bryce Harper didn’t already have so much going for him, now he will soon have a trademark on one of his lines. Under Armour will soon start selling shirts emblazoned with the quote on it and Harper has applied to trademark the now famous response to a reporter’s question. Shortly after the Nationals June 12 game in Toronto, a reporter asked the 19-year-old Bryce Harper...

Bryce Harper’s Coors Field Blast Grants Fans Bonus Baseball

Harper’s 8th career home run off Rafael Betancourt in the top of the 9th inning. I knew Bryce Harper couldn’t get out of town without dialing one long distance in Colorado. He waited until his final at-bat in the four game series to put another notch in his belt. This one tied the game at 10-10 off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. The Rockies escaped with an 11-10 victory in...

Andre Ethier Looks DL Bound, Javy Guerra Rehabs, Matt Kemp & Mark Ellis Improving

Andre Ethier injured his left oblique yesterday, in what can only amount to a “It seriously can’t get any worse now, can it?” moment for Dodgers fans. The Dodgers will await the results of the MRI exam for Andre Ethier, which he will take on Thursday morning. But it seems clear that Ethier, who injured

Bryce Harper won't be in the Home Run Derby...but who cares?

In a brief interview with USA Today, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp said that he wouldn't be choosing Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper to participate in the Home Run Derby in July, saying that there are plenty of other players capable of doing well in the Derby, and that he chose his four member team based on stats. Of course, some fans are getting up in arms about this...

The Journey for the Clown Question Bro, Beer

We have all heard the story of “That’s a Clown Question, Bro” — the phrase Bryce Harper made that is sweeping all of the internets. Some of you may even have heard of a brewery that is making ‘Clown Question, Bro’ beer. This is the story of a local DC resident’s journey, who after an interesting night….found the coveted spot that serves the ale:   *****   A big...

Rookie Mike Trout Robs Home Run From Orioles (Video)

The big stir is all about the Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper this year, but Mike Trout is having one of the best rookie seasons ever for the Angels.  He robbed the Orioles of a home run last night in the Angels 13-1 victory and added four hits.  He is also currently leading the American League in batting average.  I would say this is a little bit better than his counter...
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