We have a great chance of going far

I’m definitely excited to be in this position again. Last year, nobody expected us to get as far as we did. Now I’m excited to get back and this year we want to get even further and make it to the World Series. That’s the main goal, after all the hard work all year and we’re in the playoffs with a chance to do some big things.

We’re having fun and getting ready for the big day. Everybody’s excited and can’t wait till tomorrow and we’ll see those playoff rags waving in the stands. This year, I think we’re more ready than last year; we have the experience and know what we need to do and what we’re capable of doing. We just need to play the way we played to win 95 games and carry it over to the playoffs and win the whole thing.

Maybe they’re favored, but last year we were underdogs and did so well. They have great pitching, that’s probably why they’re favored. I’m sure on paper that everybody picks them over us. We’re definitely a team that’s hard to beat and they’re coming into Dodger Stadium and it’s going to be a crazy territory and it will be hard for them to come in here and dominate us. You play the game right and not make mistakes and the best team is going to win. As long as we cut down on errors and running mistakes and work pitchers, we have a great chance of going far.

Now, I’m going home and relax, like a day off. I just want to clear my mind and not think too much or you can drive yourself crazy. I’ll go out to eat, maybe see a movie, something to have fun. You don’t want to get too riled up. You want to go into the game relaxed. I don’t want to drive myself crazy. I used to put too much on myself. I’ll try not to think about it until I get to the stadium.. And when I get there, it’ll be the same routine as 162 games this year. Eat, listen to music, goof around, nothing going to change. It’s still a baseball game.

42 Comments

You’re a great player, and the Dodgers are a great team. But the Cards have Pujols, Carpenter, Wainwright, Holliday, Molina…I think your time is up, sir!

BIRDS!

Chris
http://bird-brained.mlblogs.com

I believe you can do it. You are an excellent player. I will be rooting for all of you. Dreams do come true. Go Dodgers!

~Karla

I have high hopes for our boys of summer. ’88 was a long time ago, and I was only 7 :) . I would like to witness this first hand. As far as the Cards…yes they have all those guys (Pujols is already legendary), but we have Kemp, Ethier, Manny, Loney…the DODGERs time is now and the Cards are on a downward spiral.

Hey Matt…I’ve always had faith in you and all of your abilities. You always change the momentum of a game..either with a diving catch…a stolen base…or a MONSTER home run….in my mind, you, Russ, Andre, Chad, and Loney are the future of Dodger baseball….have fun buddy…always remember when your making a spectacular catch…or driving in a run…my 1 year old daughter (she says DODGERS already and always points to the TV when she see’s you) and myself and cheering for you….GO DODGERS!!!!

MATTY!! I am counting on you guys winning 11 more games this season!! I will be at all of them!! Hit a homerun for me this week!!
Jo

Welcome to the blogging world, Matt! Great post, I love your enthusiasm and I know you guys will go all the way this year, this is OUR year.

Welcome to the blogging world, Matt! Great post, I love your enthusiasm and I know you guys will go all the way this year, this is OUR year.

Welcome to the blogging world, Matt! Great post, I love your enthusiasm and I know you guys will go all the way, this is OUR year. Just keep doing your “thang”.

-Erika.

Yo Matt… keep up all the great work you have been doing through the year and remember its just a game…. we are all rooting for you and the Dodgers!!…

Think Blue!…

i will be there at Dodger Stadium waving 1 of those 56,000 rally towels cheering you guys on

remember we are the best team in the National League.

Predicting a N.Y VERSUS L.A WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!

http://irvincastellanos.mlblogs.com

Matt,
Welcome to the blogsphere!
I love to watch you play and also when you are getting ready jumping up and down, stretching and the 9 kids that are ready to take the field imitate you. It is so funny! You look like you are having fun with that too!
Keep up the great job!
Good luck in the postseason!
I’ll be at all the games rooting for my boys in Blue!
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

BISON COUNTRY LOVES YA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Matt
you’ve guys have had a great season! Your a GREAT player and have done well throughout this year.not to mention the first dodger to break that record. well i know you boys can handle the cards. GOOD LUCK out there and make us proud (:

ps. look for me out there with my famous t-shirt that was on the big screen at saturdays game ! MRS.KEMP #27

Erica (:

GO MATTY GO BLUE!!!!!!!!! YES SIR ITS ALL ABOUT THE DODGERS, ALL ABOUT MY BOYS THAT USE TO BE HERE IN VEGAS WITH ME…..HAHAAAAAAA I MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH AND HOW YOU ALL HAVE GROWN AND REALLY BECAME A FAMILY!!!! It was You,James,Russell and D.Young you guys were the best, i yelled to you”Do It For The Mama” Remember that….i have known Steve Yeagar for years…Matty this is all you, your stats rock and your a Huge Team Player. and that is what its all about being there for each other you need to come to Vegas after you all win so we can Celebrate. I have your rooms already booked for you guys just say when!!!! N/C….i want a fwy series so bad, lol so you can find that Officer thats a Angels fan….lol after you win of course…..Good luck all my prayers for you and the Boys in Blue go Matt#27 Baby!!!!

Your Vegas Family
Maryanne

GO MATTY GO BLUE!!!!!!!!! YES SIR ITS ALL ABOUT THE DODGERS, ALL ABOUT MY BOYS THAT USE TO BE HERE IN VEGAS WITH ME…..HAHAAAAAAA I MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH AND HOW YOU ALL HAVE GROWN AND REALLY BECAME A FAMILY!!!! It was You,James,Russell and D.Young you guys were the best, i yelled to you”Do It For The Mama” Remember that….i have known Steve Yeagar for years…Matty this is all you, your stats rock and your a Huge Team Player. and that is what its all about being there for each other you need to come to Vegas after you all win so we can Celebrate. I have your rooms already booked for you guys just say when!!!! N/C….i want a fwy series so bad, lol so you can find that Officer thats a Angels fan….lol after you win of course…..Good luck all my prayers for you and the Boys in Blue go Matt#27 Baby!!!!

Your Vegas Family
Maryanne

My best to you, Matt, and the rest of the Dodgers. I know everyone thinks we don’t stand a chance against the Cards, but, I know if the Dodgers play to their potential, we shall prevail! GO DODGERS!!!!!!!
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I AM DODGER BLUE THRU & THRU!!!!!!!!!

DO WORK BISON! Man I am STOKED about this team and our chances. GO DODGERS!

“We ride together, we die together”
Yes the cards have puljos, carpenter, holliday, blah blah blah, but this is postseason baseball, none of that matters anymore. Kemp, you and this Dodgers team this year represent what the Dodgers and the city of LA are all about, cool, calm, but ready to bring it when it’s time. This Dodger team plays every inning like it’s the bottom of the 12th inning at the Metrodome, you never give up and you turn it to 11 to make sure if someone’s gonna beat you, you’re gonna leave them knowing that they got away lucky. Go out there, show the world why you’re the best team in the NL, show them that this lineup is to be FEARED by every team in the playoffs. While the Cardinals are a good team this year, I want their jaws to drop with disbelief due to the severity of a beating you will give them.
WAR DODGERS! WAR KEMP! We’ll be there supporting you the whole way…We Ride Together, We Die Together!

One thing about being an underdog, there’s less pressure. Just go out there, enjoy the postseason and have fun.

It’s been a pleasure to watch you grow as a player. You’ve done it with grace and dignity. I hope you are able to retire as a Dodger and – dare I say it – perhaps wear your Dodger Blue at Cooperstown some day!

Good luck to you and your teammates, we’re all behind you!

THANK YOU MATT and the rest of the boys in blue!
It has been an exciting season and you have made us PROUD!
Have a wonderful game and always live for the moment.

the birds are going down its DODGERS TIME..GOO DODGER EITHER MATT CASEY KERSHAW RUSSEL FURCAL HUDSON DOING A HELL OF A GOOD JOB THIS YEAR.. THANKS I’LL BE SAPPORTING U GUYS ALL THE WAY !!

That’s right Matt. It’s still just a baseball game. The same game you’ve played thousands of times since you were a youngster. Go out, relax, have fun.. and enjoy!

Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

Matt…go do it bro! This is our year. I must admit I am a little scared of the duo of Carpenter and Waignwright (they are just seriosly tossing sick stuff). But you know what? Wolfy is gonna go out and deal tonight, in his hometown, on the big stage! Then Kershaw is going to break off some sick stuff and please tell him to throw inside early and often to Pujols and Holliday, keep those dudes honest.

Then my friend, you and Either and Manny just need to knock the snott out of the ball!

I’ll be at the game tomorrow. GO DODGERS!!!

Hey Matty!
I just saw this link to you blog from Emma’s (http://crzblue.mlblogs.com) blog! Welcome to the blogsphere! Like you say in the title of this thread, I KNOW you and the rest of your com padres have a great chance of going far in the postseason! I’ve been watching you (and the rest of the Young Guns) and I’ve just been SO excited! You all know how to play the game! Just go out there and squash those red-birds!!!
Carol

Oh, and Matty, perhaps you can talk to Josh Rawitch about having a link to YOUR blog on the Dodgers’ homepage!!!

Sorry Matty, I guess I should’ve looked before I opened my mouth! :0 I just saw that there is a link to your blog! Have a great game tonight!!!

get at ‘em matty, we’ll be there and have your back no matter what happens. we believe in you guys and know you can do it. Thanks for another great year, lets make it a perfect year!

Hey Matt, I hope that you have a monster playoff. You certainly have five tool abilities. Thanks for a great season and a wonderful attitude. I was a fan of yours before Dodger management recognized what a great talent they had in you. I suffered through lots of trade rumors involving you and Andre. Now I hope that both of you demonstrate what I and others knew in our hearts about both of you. All my best for a great series!

YO M. Kemp…GET SOME TONIGHT!!!
Long Ball…small ball…anyway to get it done.
Go Blue.

long ball…small ball…get some tonight!!!
Go Blue

Hi Matt,
Welcome to the extension of the 2009 regular season, that’s all it is.
Good luck against Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals.

Love you Matt!!! Your an amazing player! Best of luck in the playoffs!!! GO DODGERS!!

Just listened to ya on the postgame! Keep on it!! You and the guys RAWK!!!

GO DODGERS GO!!!
CAN”T STOP THE BLUE!!! :D
Cori

Great HR Matt,
You got us going on a winning note in Game 1 of the NLDS.

Kemp..you rule, man! keep it up!

When you homered I got up and started yelling like crazy…tell Kershaw to keep a cool head out there tomorrow..

Dodgers 2009 World Series Champs! GO BLUE!

Hey Matt great home run, keepit up, I know you guys can handle the birdies. You guys dont fet the recognition you deserve, wining the championship will get you guys respect. You Dre and the rest of the boys in blue keep playin hard and givin it your best as always,
GO DODGERS!
Peace Love N Dodger Wins =)

Way to go BLUE!! Let’s do it again and again and again.
And to all the true blue fans, let’s make some noise! I know we can get
LOUDER! Go BLUE!!!!!!

i guess this guy havent been watching the games they may have all those guys but at the end whos 2 and 0 GO DODGERS !!!!!!! GO MATT

Hi Matt,

I have been a Life Long Dodger fan….. true blue! I can’t tell you how fun it has been to watch you and the rest of “My Dodgers” this year! I just knew after watching you guys last year that we were going to be a team to beat this year. I just knew it! And, I love the way each of you pick up the pace when the others are struggling. WHAT A GREAT TEAM!!!!!

Keep having fun…. it seems to be helping.

I will continue to watch!

From a True Blue Fan…..Ginger

Wow Matty, what a game yesterday, this GB Girl was yelling, screaming, and jumpin all over everyone. What a memory dude! You guys are the best! Love to Dodger Blue! Get em in St. Louis. GO DODGERS!

Hi Matt; Just wanted to say that was a incredable win last night. I mean matt holliday misses a fly ball that he caches 999 times out of 1000 and the door is open a crack. Then you guys go to work as a team(no single hero here) I mean
Casey Blake works the pitcher fouling of many pitches before getting a walk the Belliard get a game tyeing single then the big hit by Mark Loretta, LIGHTS OUT. That was AMISING! Matt I have been a life long Dodeger fan. I mean life long, Every sence I was a child age 10 when my dad took me to my first game at the old Colisceaum in 1958. I have seen some great players Morry Wills, gill Hodges, Davey loopes, sandy koofax, Wally Moon, Cey,Russel, Garvey, Carros, Sousha, Peassa, all of them great players of their time. How about that 1988 team. The Dodgers where the underdogs!! They couldent beat Oakland who won 104 games in the reagular season could they??? They DID!!! Over the years the Dodgers have had some great teams. OH lets not forget the team of Blake, Hudson, Reomarez, Eather, Loney, and the rest of you, and that center fielder What’s his name. oh yes Matt Kemp. Keep it up Team you are going to WIN IT ALL!!!

Man Matty the team was awesome yesterday from pitching to hitting, and great D. Cheering for you guys all the way. Love Dodger Blue 100%. You rock baby! Go team Go, only 8 more! You guys will do it, WE BELIEVE! GB Girl, MWA!

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