Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had never attended FanFest before. Arriving to the field he was greeted by cheering fans, and hundreds of hands reaching out hoping to get an autograph.
Seeing the thousands of fans made him feel “rejuvenated”.
— Jeff G. (@TheSportsDude) January 30, 2016
Kershaw is doing a lot of firsts this year including playing with Dave Roberts as his manager and not having pitcher Zack Greinke in the bullpen. Still Kershaw keeps his cool as he answers questions and is optimistic by having Dave Roberts at the helm and key players back like second baseman Howie Kendrick and right fielder Yasiel Puig.
“It seems like he’s always smiling, always ready to bring the excitement into the clubhouse, which is awesome,” Kershaw said about Roberts during a scrum with the media at FanFest.
The slate is wiped clean for the Dodgers with new a new manager in place and Kershaw is up to the challenge for whatever the 2016 season brings. When asked if there was any added pressure on him this year especially with pitcher Zack Greinke now in Arizona, Kershaw’s started his answer simple.
“No, no additional pressure,” he said with a slight grin.