Matt Kemp: Respect

Via the L.A. Times:

“He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept….Kemp was waiting to cross the diamond to sign an autograph for a terminally ill Dodgers fan, waiting to summon the passion necessary to pass along the hope that he now found so precious…Kemp handed the kid the autographed ball. He handed him his cap. He tore off his dusty No. 27 jersey with the buttons still fastened and put it on the kid’s lap. Then he bent over and removed his shoes and handed them over to complete the grand slam.”

Here’s the video:

Kemp commented:

““I didn’t plan on taking the jersey off, but it’s something I felt would probably cheer him up a little bit … and that was my first time taking my shoes off in front of the fans,” Kemp said with an embarrassed grin. “But life is so much bigger than baseball.”

Kudos, Matt Kemp.  Quite a gesture.

-KD

 

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