Friday, February 12, 2010

But You Say [S]he's Just A Friend

Dodgers fans hoping for this year's umbrella giveaway may have to temper their expectations. Matt Kemp tells People magazine (as well as cnn.com that Rihanna is "just a friend":

Though Kemp, 25, and Rihanna, 21, were spotted smooching and snuggling together, the hunky jock said the Grammy winner is "just a friend, a good friend of mine." He added, "We went down to Mexico and had fun together."

The 25-year-old baseball pro has a lot riding on him.

Considered one of the best center fielders in the league, Kemp was just rewarded with a two-year, $10.95 million contract after he won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

But will his playing the Hollywood field get in the way of his professional game?

Dodgers manager Joe Torre, who has worked with Derek Jeter during his high-profile hook-ups, doesn't think so.

"When I see or sense it's become a distraction, that's when I'll say something," Torre said. "I don't like to anticipate problems."

Credit to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com for posting the source info, before it was picked up by all the tabloids. But at least we Dodgers fans can hold out hope that Kemp will use Biz Markie for his walk-up song!

Meanwhile, I do love me the literal videos...

9 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

I wish I had "friends" like that to go cuddle and smooch with in Mexico.

(Not like Kemp; like Rihanna.)

Casey said...

Torre's quote kills me: "I don't like to anticipate problems."

Because everyone knows that the mark of a strong leader is waiting for problems to explode in his face before addressing them?

QuadSevens said...

Love that video! Hilarious!

fanerman said...

Hope that means Matt's been working hard on his on-field game.

fanerman said...

Lincecum got a new contract and I didn't hear about it here?! Did one of you guys start a Giants news blog so you can post Giants news on that blog and not tell everybody?

Orel said...

Very nice, Fanerman.

Dusty Baker said...

Cracking me up, Fanerman.

Steve Sax said...

i'm dying, fanerman. well done

Meaniebreanie said...

From the side of the "she said" file - Rihanna's song Rude Boy

http://tiny.cc/gaBXO

Maybe Matt didn't measure up so she decided she just wanted to be "friends"