“Kershaw Day” has always carried added significance in Los Angeles for the Dodgers. Now, SportsnetLA has a really interesting video with an installment of Backstage: Dodgers. Furthermore, this clip gives us a glimpse into the morning of a Kershaw start.
Therefore, let’s hear from Ellen Kershaw; devoted wife of the Dodgers’ ace. While Mrs. Kershaw tells us that there’s little she can control, breakfast is the one thing that can give her man the edge.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 27, 2019
Delving into more detail on breakfast at Kershaw’s place:
There is very little in my control on start day. But what I can control is that there is bananas, the cereal he likes and the milk he likes. And he doesn’t expect that from me – but it’s the one thing I can control – so I try to.
Clearly, Kershaw knew what he was doing when he married Ellen. This lady is a keeper!
Equally important, Ellen gives away just a small part of Kershaw’s preparation scouting report. She says that his favorite cereal is Golden Grahams, stating that it goes into ‘every single bowl’ he eats. And suddenly I am sitting here wondering if that would mix well with other kinds I like myself like Captain Crunch.
Moreover, Kershaw uses a large mixing bowl to eat the multiple cereals out of. His wife says that is a part of every single game day morning routine. Indeed, it’s a good routine to have because he can do this in any single city he plays in.
Finally, it’s easy to envision Kershaw as a big kid on the morning of a start. Simply enough, his best starts are fueled by a children’s favorite like Golden Grahams. Who knew?