"When Kemp flew to New York in November to accept his second Gold Glove Award, he received a call from his agent, Dave Stewart. Stewart told him he had reached an agreement with the Dodgers on an eight-year, $160 million extension — then the biggest contract in National League history. Kemp broke down and cried at baggage claim. ‘You think about the 2010 season, all the struggles before that, your whole life,” Kemp says, shaking his head. ‘And then I was like, “Wow, now I can take care of my mama.”’"
Center fielder Matt Kemp is taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers | Molly Knight, ESPN the Magazine (June 25)