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07:13 AM ET 07.24 | At one point, Matt Kemp called Ryan Braun a friend. He supported Braun when Braun successfully overturned a 2011 positive drug test. He never complained about how Braun beat him out for the National MVP award that year. Tuesday, Kemp said he felt let down by the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder. ... "I'm disappointed," Kemp said. "I don't like to get lied to. I don't think anybody likes to get lied to." ... Kemp said his Twitter account has been bombarded with messages telling him he should be retroactively named the 2011 MVP. "My Twitter's going nuts," Kemp said. "I've never got so many tweets in my life." But Kemp doesn't want the award. "Honestly, it doesn't have anything to do with me," Kemp said. "I was in a race to win the MVP, I got second."

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July 24, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Poor Hammer. If you ain't cheatin' you ain't trying. Don't worry dude, it will all be forgotten by next year.

July 24, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Go Dodgers!!

July 24, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Braun is a cheat and he talks with a forked tongue. I would love to see the league strip all players that cheat of all records and a life time ban.

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July 24, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Good for Kemp for not going the "sour grapes" route. Hopefully MLB will do the right thing.

July 24, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'd love to pour a quart of truth serum down Kemp's gullet and ask him if he's ever taken any of the known PEDs.

If he thinks the award should be taken away from Braun, and not given to himself, the guy who came in second....does make you wonder if he's feeling a little guilty himself.

July 24, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If he thinks the award should be taken away from Braun, and not given to himself, the guy who came in second....does make you wonder if he's feeling a little guilty himself.

<nods>

July 24, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If he thinks the award should be taken away from Braun, and not given to himself, the guy who came in second....does make you wonder if he's feeling a little guilty himself.

Really? When his name comes up in an investigation, I think that would be the right time to start making insinuations.. Kemp has a right to feel bitter, even though he is taking the high road.. He came in second to someone who was cheating. Braun failed a drug test prior, just got lucky and beat it on technicality.. MLB made sure the second time around he had no out...

And I agree with the earlier post.. they should loose all individual awards and records... start with Bonds and AFraud... Its horrible seeing them in the top 10 homeruns next to players that didn't roid up to get there...

July 24, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Really? When his name comes up in an investigation, I think that would be the right time to start making insinuations.

Kemp has a right to feel bitter, even though he is taking the high road........

A.) In this day and age athletes think they walk on water and since so many players have been named in this ongoing PED fiasco I don't think you can rule ANYBODY out.

That being said, Kemp appears to be a genuinely nice guy.

B.) If they strip Braun of his MVP (which they should) Kemp should have no say as to whether he gets the award (I'm using Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France as my precident).......oh and he should steer clear of the 'high' road, that's what got Braun in this mess to begin with. ;p

July 24, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Where do you stop? Does Pudge Rodriquez not get into the hall or give up his dozen or so gold goves? He never tested positive but no one believes he was clean. It's a slippery slope to selctively choose this player or that one when PED was endemic throughout the game. Bonds is a world class ahole but frankly it appears he only started using PEDS as a reaction to the complete disregard for their use by owners, the players union, baseball management and yes, the fans themselves. Beating up Bonds, etc. doesn't remove the colleective guilt of a lot more people than the players.

July 24, 2013  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Where do you stop? Does Pudge Rodriquez not get into the hall or give up his dozen or so gold goves? He never tested positive but no one believes he was clean. It's a slippery slope to selctively choose this player or that one when PED was endemic throughout the game. Bonds is a world class ahole but frankly it appears he only started using PEDS as a reaction to the complete disregard for their use by owners, the players union, baseball management and yes, the fans themselves. Beating up Bonds, etc. doesn't remove the colleective guilt of a lot more people than the players.

Nice post, Troop.

July 24, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Nice post, Troop.

Thanks Slink. So nice it seems to have ended this thread, ha.

July 24, 2013  04:23 PM ET

You really think MLB or The commissioner Cares who the MVP is do you? Keep those turnstiles turning bring in the money, we'll deal with that later, those stupid fans, what do they know!!!

 
July 24, 2013  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Poor Hammer. If you ain't cheatin' you ain't trying. Don't worry dude, it will all be forgotten by next year.

Matt Kemp only wants justice IF there is any if at all :-) :-) :-)

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