GLENDALE, Ariz. — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s handling of the scandal over the past several days.
The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ veteran ace also believes it’s time for baseball to go back to work.
“This type of thing has never happened before, and people are upset by it,” Kershaw said Tuesday after the Dodgers’ first full-squad workout of the spring. “People feel cheated, and rightfully so. The only thing I will say now is we’ve got a great season coming up. Everybody is really excited about baseball. Baseball is in a great spot. We’ve got a lot of incredible players.”
Kershaw echoed the vibe around the clubhouse with the team that was among the most damaged by — and the angriest about — the Astros’ use of illegal methods during their 2017 World Series championship run. The Dodgers haven’t cooled down about the revelations, but Kershaw thinks that energy can be channeled into a quest to win an untainted ring in 2020.