After a rough opening day start in Colorado, we saw vintage Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday night in Oakland. He went 7 full innings and gave up only 4 hits on the way to his first win of 2021.
Following the game, all talk turned to the Dodgers’ home opener this coming Friday, where Kershaw and his teammates are scheduled to receive their World Series rings. This game marks the first time that the team will get to celebrate everything they accomplished last season, and it’s something that the veteran pitcher has been looking forward to.
“It’s been marked on the calendar for a while now,” Kershaw told reporters on Tuesday after the game. “I’m excited. I’m excited that we’re going to have a few fans there. I think that’ll be really cool. It’s kind of the first time we’ve all been together with fans to get to celebrate last year, so I’m very excited about it. Friday’s going to be really special for me for a lot of different reasons, and I finally get to see that ring. It’ll be pretty special.”
One thing that Clayton alluded to was realizing how much winning it all meant for those around him. Fans have been hoping and praying that Kershaw…