BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away from his day to give a little back to the people who support him and the team.
Kemp appeared at the personal appearance, not at Dodger Stadium or at a memorabilia show, but instead at the Bank of America branch at 142 E. Olive Ave.
Kemp made the effort to meet and greet every fan that came in front of him, and spent the session talking baseball and signing everything from baseballs and bats to photographs and jerseys.
"He just loves doing this with the fans," said Dave Stewart, a former pitcher who spent 16 years in the major leagues and is now is an agent whose cliental includes Kemp. "This is right up his alley. He eats this stuff up. Young or old, he just likes interacting with the fans and giving back."