Via Mike Oz at Big League Stew we find out that the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" is unfortunately true.
But here's the thing: Kemp, who is from nearby Midwest City, hit only his second home run of of the season on Monday. That's in 165 at-bats. Kemp makes $20 million this year from the Dodgers, as part of a $160 million contract he signed in 2011. It's easy to look at this all this and say Matt Kemp is being "cheap" — oh, and people have.Last night I posted up a brief story on this blog about how Kemp would be lending some support to his hometown.
After this evenings game, Matt Kemp went onto twitter to lend his support. He promises to donate some funds to the current relief effort. See his tweet below.
It is an act of kindness from a man who is known for being one of the good guys. So, to find out that there are those who wish to debase him for it is nothing but a vile, disgusting and inappropriate act.
Decades ago I was introduced to a phrase that I know applies here.
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
In other words, you should never question the reason or amount of charity/goodwill a person provides. It should be enough that he's willing to help. And if it's not good enough for you, well... I think that says more about you than Kemp.
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