Found April 27, 2012 on Unathletic:
PLAYERS: Matt Kemp
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
OK I’m officially changing Matt Kemp‘s horrible nickname ‘The Bison” to “Demolition Man.”   I think that’s a much more fitting and badass name don’t you?  Besides this picture is a very telling story of Kemp’s season so far.  I mean the dude is simply demolishing the ball. He’s also demolishing homes for rehab.  This picture was taken in L.A. of Kemp doing his thing for society as part of his community services obligations.   Is there any more a studly player in the MLB than Matt Kemp right now?  Surely there is not.
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