PHOENIX – Of all the questions related to the ownership change the Dodgers were asked Wednesday morning, they had particular trouble answering one.
Who was better: Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan?
Matt Kemp burst out laughing.
From a couple of lockers away, Jerry Hairston Jr. shouted at Kemp: “Tell the truth! Tell the truth!”
Kemp continued smiling.
“Both of them were great athletes, so I’ll keep it at that,” Kemp said.
When Dee Gordon was asked the question, he responded: “You can’t do that to me, man. I can’t go there. He’s my boss now.”
Javy Guerra had a similar reply.
“C’mon,” he said. “I can’t answer that.”
Manager Don Mattingly wouldn’t answer the question.