This year’s All-Star Game has the potential to be incredibly special. With the Dodgers set to host after an incredibly long wait delayed by a global pandemic, fans out in Los Angeles cannot wait to see the stars out west. And they’re hoping to get a few of their guys in the game as well.
One guy that many hope will make it in is Clayton Kershaw. As good as he has been and as many All-Star appearances as he might have on his resume, he has never started an All-Star Game. One Dodgers writer argues that this year should be the year that changes.
The LA Times’ Dylan Hernandez isn’t exactly known for his feel-good style of writing. But in his most recent publication, Hernandez spoke about Kershaw and what baseball could do by having the Dodgers hurler take the mound to start the Mid-Summer Classic.
“Baseball has a chance to manufacture a moment in what is generally an unscripted theater, and what better moment can there be than the 34-year-old Kershaw making his first All-Star start at home in what could be the final season of his Hall of Fame career?”
Kershaw doesn’t have the innings or the starts under his belt due to an injury. But what he does have is the storyline behind him to go along with a pretty solid year. The All-Star Game no longer counts for anything, it’s an exhibition game. And the Dodgers would certainly love to see that happen.
But he’s still Clayton Kershaw, and he’s not going to take anything that he doesn’t feel he deserves. Kersh probably has 2 more starts waiting for him between now and the All-Star Game, what can he do with those starts? It will be wild to see.
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