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Far East Movement's gift to Matt Kemp

May, 23, 2012
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Far East Movement Courtesy of Far East Movement Matt Kemp shows off the massive "Matt Kemp 4 MVP" chain the group presented to him.
Editor's Note: Los Angeles natives Far East Movement were invited to throw out the first pitch at a recent Dodgers game. Rapper Prohgress sends us this dispatch and photos from their big moment.

Growing up in downtown Los Angeles, we’ve always been hardcore Dodgers fans, from Orel Hershiser’s 59 scoreless innings to the lean few years we couldn’t win a playoff game, up to the exciting team we have now.

We’re either at the games (mostly right-field pavilion seats cuz they got the all-you-can-eat hot dogs) or rooting for the Dodgers while watching on TV. So it was a dream come true when they invited us to throw out the first pitch at a game against the Rockies during their homecoming week. We were Kirk Gibson fist-pumping in the "Dirty Bass" limo all the way to Chavez Ravine.

The day was definitely better than we ever could have imagined. Not only did we get to throw out the first pitch, but we also got to spend time on the field, chill in the Dodgers dugout, and even got to meet The Godfather himself, Tommy Lasorda.

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