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24 March 2010 @ 11:38 pm
1. Matt Kemp might be the best athlete in the majors  

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1. Matt Kemp might be the best athlete in the majors

It didn't take long for Dodgers first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz to become a believer. A non-roster invitee last spring, Mientkiewicz admits that he'd first arrived in the clubhouse "on the fence" about Kemp, who was then all of 24. To Mientkiewicz, the precocious center fielder could seem "a little arrogant" from afar. But after about 15 minutes with him, Mientkiewicz says, "I became a big-time Matt Kemp fan." And while clutch-hitting right fielder Andre Ethier may have been the team's MVP last year, teammates see Kemp -- who won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger and notched 26 homers, 34 steals and 101 RBI -- as the squad's "igniter." Explains Mientkiewicz: "Matty can beat you with a stolen base. Matty can beat you with his glove. He can beat you with a homer. He can beat you with an infield single."
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ℓіvє, ℓαugн, ℓоvє.: ♥ :; dodgers [what's up LA?]musiquedevie on March 25th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
lol Mientkiewicz should've added "Matty can beat you with his MIND." ;-D