Norm wrote:I didn't know who had the NL worst record, and was wondering who would have first crack at claiming Puig off waivers. I laughed out loud when I saw it was the Braves. Somehow, I can't imagine a Kemp/Puig reunion in Atlanta.
Did you read Kemp's comments re going to Atlanta? He basically said he after "an MVP caliber season" he got caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle, made some bad personal relationship decisions, became a bad teammate, etc., etc. It was a well written, self indicting statement and after reading it I'd almost take his arthritic hips back in Dodger Blue IF it was more than rhetoric.
He also made some other comments that didn't sit too well with me. Besides saying that he didn't think he deserved some of the criticism he's received, he also said that Atlanta was the first real baseball town that he's played in.
Well, let's see. In greater Los Angeles you have Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Laguna Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Newport, and a myriad of other beaches, Universal Studios, Marina del Rey, Disneyland, the Getty museum, Griffith observatory, not to mention beautiful downtown Burbank. In Atlanta you've got..."Damn, it's hot and humid today. Are the Braves in town?"
Actually, it was a poor way for Kemp to attempt to ingratiate himself to all 57 remaining Brave fans. Deep down he wishes he'd never left the bright lights of L.A.