Dear All-Star Selection Committee:
Hi, it's Matt Kemp. The one you passed over to replace the injured Carlos Beltran so Charlie Manuel could have his whole damn outfield in St. Louis? Yeah, that's me.
You might want to know I hit a tenth-inning grand slam — my third of the season! — to help give the Dodgers an inspiring come-from-behind victory over the Brewers tonight. Helped out my All-Star teammates, Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Broxton, who weren't so hot tonight.
Anyhoo, have fun without me! I'll be at home getting ready for our playoff run.
P.S.: Oh yeah — just for kicks, I ended the game like this:
photos 3 & 8 by Morry Gash/AP