If you follow Los Angeles Dodger star center fielder Matt Kemp on Twitter, you’ll find he uses it for positive causes, retweets of positive messages, and a positive view of life.
His handle @TheRealMattKemp, says “Faith. Family. Baseball. Giving everything I have in all three—each and every day.”
In the MLB or professional sports world, having “faith” is not that easy. Faith today implies a certain kind of religion. Just ask Tim Tebow.
Much too often, it’s not popular in professional sports, or in the public eye, to have faith. But Kemp brings a message of hope to his social media followers. That’s not easy to do in this world. Faith should offer positive influences, and Kemp tweets it.
“Family” is the one thing that brings all of us together. Whether we had a good one or bad one, we know that how we were raised deeply impacts our lives. Kemp gives credit to his family. He says if it weren’t for his grandparents, he wouldn’t be where he is today. If you had good parents like I do, you know Kemp is right.
Where we really see Kemp’s priorities balanced out is on the “baseball” field. As a member of the Dodgers, Matt Kemp has averaged a .295 BA, .352 OBP, .501 SLG, .853 OPS, 137 hits, 76 runs, 21 HRs, and 75 RBIs per year. He is a well-balanced MLB player.
Balance has proven to bring happiness in life — even for professional athletes. The Dodgers have a balanced center fielder on the field, and in their batting order. True Blue Dodger fans should be excited about the balance of the Dodgers this year. Matt Kemp is right in the center of it.