The worst part of the Astros cheating scandal is that it feels like picking at old wounds. For Dodgers fans, those old wounds are the 2017 World Series. In a sit down with Tom Verducci, Clayton Kershaw admitted some things about his shortcomings in midst of the Astros’ cheating.
Tom Verducci’s new interview with Clayton Kershaw is a must-read. Really breaks down 2017 World Series Game 5, and it’s just heartbreaking to think what might have been. https://t.co/hWjoP6jYJx pic.twitter.com/HsZ07lGyI9
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) February 20, 2020
Be warned: there will be plenty of heartache for Dodgers fans in this interview. The thoughts of what might have been are innevitable, and it will likely stir up even more hatred of the Astros.
With that being said, many were quick to judge Kershaw’s 2017 World Series efforts, myself included. And initially, why not? He gave up 6 runs in a pivotal game 5 and blew a 4-run lead and then a 3-run lead. Fast forward a few years and of course, we now know that the Astros were cheating and using illegal systems to steal signs.
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But as it turns out, Kershaw was so sure that the sanctity of the…