Coffee and Clippings: No Apology for Matt Kemp

Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) of the Los Angeles Times discusses how Matt Kemp hasn’t received an apology from Ryan Braun…

Suspended drug cheat Ryan Braun has started reaching out to various people in baseball  to offer personal apologies, according to reports.

But Matt Kemp said he hasn’t heard from the disgraced Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who beat him out for the 2011 National League most-valuable-player award.

“I don’t care about that,” said Kemp, who is on the disabled list recovering from a sprained left ankle. “None of that has anything to do with me. I’m just trying to get back on the field and play.”

Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at the Cardinals’ season thus far and the importance of the next two weeks…

As fun as it is to try, passing judgment on a baseball team by examining snapshots is difficult, even dangerous, because it can be so misleading.

The caveat “small sample size” almost always precedes some scribe or talker delving into the bigger meaning of a destitute month, an exhilarating home stand or, most absurd, a single late-inning reversal. Baseball builds a season by stacking series atop three-city trips atop inevitable roster moves.