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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘The wall won’ _ Kemp tries to revive career with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Fans of The Clash, The Bobby Fuller Four and the Cincinnati Reds can agree Matt Kemp had the quote of the year after he broke a rib chasing a flyball last April.

“I fought the wall, and the wall won,” Kemp said.

He broke a rib and missed the final five months of the season. Now, at 35, the three-time All-Star outfielder is mounting a comeback with the Miami Marlins.

Kemp waves off the idea Miami is where great outfielder careers come to die. Three-time All-Star Curtis Granderson batted .183 with the Marlins in his final season last year. Seven-time major league hits leader Ichiro Suzuki hit .256 in his final three full seasons with Miami in 2015-17.

Pete Reiser scoffs at one encounter with a wall…..


QLE Posted: February 26, 2020 at 01:04 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: comebacks, hitting the wall, matt kemp

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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: February 26, 2020 at 05:42 PM (#5926662)
Great quote. And the Bobby Fuller Four music video is awesome.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 26, 2020 at 08:30 PM (#5926675)
I've thought this for years:

It's always odd that Matt Kemp, who would be slightly, marginally useful to a team as a part-time DH on an AL team, only ends up with NL teams despite playing worse defense than the Hessians at the Battle of Trenton.

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