Dodgers Web musings: Matt Kemp speaks (videos)
What could be more fun than the irrepressible David Wells doing a Skype interview with Matt Kemp?
OK, turns out a lot of things, which is not to say Wells still didn’t cull some interesting tidbits from Kemp in an interview for Fox Sports.
Kemp was apparently on a laptop in the Brewers' visiting clubhouse lounge, which if nothing else is not lacking for video games to kill all that idle time. Wells was kicking back from his home in San Diego.
Wells actually acknowledged that Kemp is the speedier of the two. Some highlights:
-- Kemp said his poor 2010 had nothing to do with his much-publicized romance with the singer Rihanna: "I was just having an off season. I couldn’t figure it out. I wasn’t getting hits. It definitely wasn’t her."
-- Kemp on his future: "The sky is the limit. I want to be the best."
-- On his future with the Dodgers: "It is a business and you never know what’s going to happen, but I definitely want to be a Dodger."
Also on the Web:
-- Jon Weisman of ESPN/LA tries to defend Andre Ethier’s season (career-low .428 slugging percentage) using the numbers.
-- The Times' Jim Peltz on the tough-luck outing of right-hander Chad Billingsley Tuesday in Milwaukee.
-- True Blue LA’s Eric Stephens breaks down the improvement this season for the Dodgers’ fifth starters compared with last year.
-- The Times' T.J. Simers is counting the days until James Loney is non-tendered, but somebody has to play first base.
-- That’s life: The Times’ Bill Shaikin on the family of Frank Sinatra and a small group of season ticket holders wanting a say in the Dodgers’ bankruptcy proceedings.
-- The Times' Shelby Grad reports that Bryan Stow, the Giants fan severely beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day, is showing new signs of improvement.
-- This is from Sunday but worth a look if you haven’t seen it, as the Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth has a Q&A with General Manager Ned Colletti.
-- And if you were wondering how the Dodgers pass their idle time during a trying season, check out this video:
-- Steve Dilbeck