So, Matt Kemp Is Awesome
No, this didn’t happen yesterday, and yes, the taker of this clip shot it vertically (a.k.a. YouTube’s Kryptonite), but it doesn’t matter. Because this is just beautiful.
From the same Dodgers-Giants game this past weekend that included a fan brawl comes this, a clip of L.A. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp signing a baseball and then shedding his Dodgers hat, jersey, and cleats for a fan who, according to the YouTube uploader, is “fighting a tough battle.”
According to the uploader, the third-base coach is the one who asked Kemp to come over after the game, which he did, and then some.
It’s a short, simple clip, but it’s always important to remember that occasionally these athletes, often perceived as in-game heroes, can actually mimic that mystique once the games have ended.