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“…A baseball guy who is in his prime, one who knows how hard the game can be and how transcendent his gifts are. He is a player in full who understands enough to recognize that the streak he was on (2011 Season – “Kemp finished the year with a .324 batting average, never dipping below .300 the entire season. He smacked 39 home runs and stole 40 bases, one dinger shy of becoming only the fifth guy in MLB history to go 40/40″), the way his team was playing, is precious, a moment that may never be recaptured… The harder the game treats him, the more he respects it, cares about it — and the better he plays.”
– ESPN The Magazine