McCullough: Clayton Kershaw faces a year unlike any other

From Andy McCullough at the Los Angeles Times on March 26, 2018:

The colors of the rainbow flickered across the lobby at Camelback Ranch. Green to blue to red to yellow to green again — the light filtered through an L.A. logo carved from bronze and reflected off portraits commemorating Dodgers history.

In a leather chair near the entrance sat a living, breathing connection to that history, an emblem of the sweetness and bitterness entwined in franchise lore, a man who pitched his team to the pennant in 2017 but couldn’t protect seven runs of support in the pivotal Game 5 of the World Series.

What do you do when your dream crumbles? Clayton Kershaw packed up his family early last November and returned to Texas. He did not permit himself to wallow. “It’s not like life just stops, and I just sat around,” Kershaw said. “I don’t sit. I don’t do that. Ever.”

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Originally published: March 27, 2018. Last Updated: March 27, 2018.