Monday, June 15, 2009

Bison Snags The Third 2009 Bobblehead Slot

Congratulations, Matt Kemp! Pretty deserving for the man tied for first on the team in Total Bases (113; tied with Orlando Hudson). Well done, Bison!

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that Matt Kemp will be depicted on the third and final bobblehead promotion of 2009. The first 50,000 fans in attendance on Wednesday, August 19, when the Dodgers take on the St. Louis Cardinals, will receive the Kemp bobblehead, compliments of Dodgers banking only at Bank of America.

Kemp is in his third full season in the Majors, and is a career .301 hitter with 43 home runs and 176 RBI in 368 games since making his big league debut in 2006. The 24-year-old is batting .308 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 63 games this year. His 14 stolen bases rank fifth in the National League. He has started 60 of the Dodgers 64 games, all but one in centerfield. The Oklahoma native was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2003 draft.

And just think, last year all the haters were thinking about giving up on Kemp. Now, the only question is whether the bobblehead body will be a buffalo, or a human.

6 comments:

JBJ-1138 said...

well said!
matt kemp is a youngerplayer with tremendous ability and it'll take a long time before he stops showing this kind of everyday hustle.

this is the first time i've read the SOSG blog and its amazing!

Josh S. said...

Well, the folks in charge of press releases might want to have a chat with the folks in charge of the website, since Kemp has been listed as the third bobblehead on the promotional schedule for well over a month.

Not exactly a well-kept secret, but still very nice to see a glowing write-up on The Bison.

Josh S. said...

Oops. By "over a month", I meant "about three weeks".

Orel said...

Three weeks, a month — it's always time for Bison love.

Welcome to SoSG, JBJ! If your handle is any indication, you'll fit in nicely here.

Penos Cabell said...

Another great bobblehead to add to the collection!

fanerman said...

3 people have voted that Matt Kemp be benched. Come on people!!! He's already playing at an all-star level!