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Saturday, February 16, 2013

MLB: Kemp confident Dodgers will have good chemistry

Kempistry 101.

A slimmed down Matt Kemp noticed that people are questioning the Dodgers’ chemistry. For example, there was last week’s tweet from the Giants’ Brandon Belt that you can’t buy chemistry—an obvious reference to the Dodgers’ expensive roster makeover.

“Exactly,” Kemp said about Belt’s tweet. “If I was the World Series champ, I don’t have to say anything about somebody else’s team. I’m not worried about our chemistry. I keep hearing we don’t have any. I can tell our chemistry will be good. We built it at the end of the year, so I don’t care what people say or how they feel.

“We have a great team. We have pitching, we have hitting, we have defense. We have it all. There’s going to be no excuse if we do lose. If everybody does his job, we’ll be successful, and I don’t care what anybody says about us. We just got to go out and do our thing and let them say what they want. We all saw those quotes. We’ll worry about the Dodgers. I’m sure the Giants will worry about the Giants.”

Besides, Kemp said, the entire division poses problems for the Dodgers. Kemp, now 28 and assuming a greater leadership role in the clubhouse, pointed out strengths of each division rival and said the Dodgers will be fine if they focus on what they need to do.

“Chemistry comes from playing with one another,” he said. “You don’t have to like everybody if everybody has one common goal of winning games. Just stick together and we’ll be fine. If you win, chemistry will be there and everybody will like each other.”

Repoz Posted: February 16, 2013 at 10:34 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Baldrick Posted: February 16, 2013 at 12:15 PM (#4370696)
Make the chemistry articles stop. Please.
   2. Tripon Posted: February 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4370706)
Is BBTF members lacking in chemistry? We should post an article on that.
   3. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: February 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM (#4370707)
I think the DodgeSox will win the NL west with 97-100 wins.
   4. McCoy Posted: February 16, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4370727)
We've got too much chemistry! Imagine the baseball talks we would have if we all didn't know what the other guy already knew before we got into the thread. It'd be like the old days all over again.
   5. John Northey Posted: February 16, 2013 at 02:02 PM (#4370732)
I want to see a player saying in spring that the chemistry is horrible and his team is doomed.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 16, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4370736)

I want to see a player saying in spring that the chemistry is horrible and his team is doomed.

Bonus points if he's in the worst shape of his life.
   7. ntr RdP Posted: February 16, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4370749)
H2SO4 + 2 NaOH >> Na2SO4 + 2 H2O

Chemistry!
   8. Tripon Posted: February 16, 2013 at 03:42 PM (#4370782)

Bonus points if he's in the worst shape of his life.


There was an L.A. Times Dodger report a week or two about how Ryu couldn't even finish his workout routine due to his lack of stamina. And he said that it was all good and he was actually in shape to pitch.

Not quite the opposite of "The Best shape of his Life", but its pretty clear Ryu's never going to try to lose his ample guy any time soon.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: February 16, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4370808)
For the last few years, the buzzword has been SWAGGER, applied to individual players. Obviously this year the buzzword is that old chestnut, chemistry. This is sort of sad as surely baseball is now 2-3 generations behind on corporate lingo. I assume "synergy" is already old fashioned in those circles.
   10. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: February 16, 2013 at 05:20 PM (#4370813)
Is BBTF members lacking in chemistry?


Until you can manage to match up subject/verb agreement with the skill of a fifth grader you will get no chemistry from me.
   11. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: February 16, 2013 at 05:50 PM (#4370819)
Per Dave O'Brien, Dan Uggla's no longer a muscle bound oaf. He's lithe and sinewy and only shops at Whole Foods now.
   12. Swedish Chef Posted: February 16, 2013 at 06:06 PM (#4370823)
This is sort of sad as surely baseball is now 2-3 generations behind on corporate lingo. I assume "synergy" is already old fashioned in those circles.

I can't wait for the paradigm shift!
   13. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: February 16, 2013 at 06:19 PM (#4370827)
I can't wait for the paradigm shift!


Dude. Brad Pitt made a movie about it. It's so over.
   14. Lassus Posted: February 16, 2013 at 06:35 PM (#4370831)
I nominate "swaggergy" as the new corporate buzzword.
   15. Greg K Posted: February 16, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4370835)
There's only one word the 2013 season will be remembered for, and that's "RADickureyes".
   16. Bhaakon Posted: February 16, 2013 at 07:11 PM (#4370843)
I've been waiting, vainly, for athletes and the media to realize the irony of touting team chemistry in the steroid age.
   17. Walt Davis Posted: February 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM (#4370877)
A slimmed down Matt Kemp

Just noticed this ... maybe they're hoping to replace chemicals with chemistry.
   18. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: February 16, 2013 at 11:58 PM (#4370913)
Physics matters way more than chemistry.
   19. Meatwad Posted: February 17, 2013 at 01:45 AM (#4370928)
I didn't know BALCO opened up in LA...
   20. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: February 17, 2013 at 09:07 AM (#4370952)
Clearly Matt is mistaken. The whole reason to be the world champ is so you can say obnoxious things about other peoples team with total impunity.

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