Thanks for the memories Matt Kemp. I will miss you. If you do stay in San Diego, I will see you there and when the Padres come to town. First Dee now you.
I know this is a business but it still hurts. We fans invest our money, time and feelings into the team. We get to see you day in day out at the stadium, at other ballparks and other Dodger events.
I have been going thru a lot of personal emotions plus seeing kids that I have followed since their minor league days. Come January I will filing for unemployment after 19 1/2 years at work. It is what it is in the IT department. I thought I would retire here in maybe 5 years.
On the Institute for Baseball Studies FB page, I was commenting on a 1984 picture where you could see the small TV with a Dodger on the mound. The photo is part of a collection of photos from Larry Sultan. I found myself googling Larry Sultan and seeing more of his photos. I ran into a Larry Sultan interview by Catherine Liu. This part is talking about his dad:
LS He began as a traveling salesman for Schick Razor, and then he became one of the Vice Presidents. When he was first hired, he was told that he was a team player on a smooth working team. It’s such a wonderful analogy to baseball because, in the beginning, you are a team player until you reach a certain age and then they trade you away. That’s the American story, when a corporation changes hands everyone on the top is let go, because you have to bring in a new team.
CL Disposable razors, disposable people.”
Yesterday I was sadden by the departure of Dee Gordon, today is Matt Kemp. I find myself remembering Bob Hope with “Thanks for the memories…”
Good luck Matt Kemp. Thanks for the memories kid.