Watch: Larry King interviews Matt Kemp.

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp — it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue yet, does it? — recently did a sit-down interview for “Larry King Now.” The full episode is available on Ora.tv and Hulu.com.

Here is the full interview, covering topics such as Kemp’s relationship with Don Mattingly and the chemistry in the Dodgers clubhouse: Continue reading

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy believes steroid users belong in Hall.

Brandon McCarthy

New Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy believes that Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza belong in the Hall of Fame. (Getty Images)


If you’re sick of hearing about the Hall of Fame and whether known steroid users have a place in it, hang on. A non-voter chimed in today with his 800-word opinion: New Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

Voicing his support for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and others, McCarthy writes:

The question of whether performance enhancing drug (PED) users should be allowed to gain admittance to the Hall of Fame is one that I’ve thought a lot about. Admittedly, it’s a mess. The ramifications extend far and wide, but I believe the answer is to admit those players whose on-field accomplishments merit it and leave history to be the final judge and jury. Ultimately, I believe the greatest injustice would be to leave worthy players—some of whom are objectively among the greatest ever—out of the Hall of Fame, when there very well may be guys already enshrined who have used performance enhancing drugs. Who knows how many PED users are already in the Hall of Fame?

Read the full article here.

As promised, Jimmy Rollins publishes ‘love letter’ to Phillies fans.

As promised, Jimmy Rollins bought a full-page advertisement in Saturday’s Philadelphia Inquirer thanking the fans who followed him for 15 years with the Phillies.

Rollins was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday. On a conference call with reporters on Friday, he mentioned the ad would be coming out. He also said that he doesn’t feel he has to re-prove himself in a new city.

“It’s a new start at a new place where people don’t know who I am as a person,” Rollins said. “All I have to do is go out there and be a leader on that squad and win. When you win — it’s a cliche in sports, it takes care of everything — but it does.”

Anyway, here’s the ad:
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