Dodgers Web musings: All hail Clayton Kershaw
Whether he wins the Cy Young award or not, there’s no denying that Clayton Kershaw has had a phenomenal season. And let’s all remember, he's only 23 years old.
This could be a long, beautiful ride.
-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez writes how Sunday’s victory all but assured Kershaw of clinching the pitching triple crown, and has him thanking all the little people.
-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson says now that Kershaw’s year is over, everyone can finally sit back and relish his season, including Kershaw.
-- Hernandez says Matt Kemp’s triple-crown hopes took a significant hit Sunday.
-- Meanwhile, Kemp was named the N.L. Player of the Week. Kemp hit .423 (11 for 46), with three homers and seven RBI.
-- Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA charts all the possible scenarios of how Kemp could still win the batting title. It ain’t promising.
-- Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com talks to Hiroki Kuroda, who dismisses Japanese media speculation that he will return to Hiroshima for a final season, saying he has yet to make up his mind. "It's amazing that something I don't know, someone else knows," Kuroda said.
-- Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports says the clash has between Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Commissioner Bud Selig has become personal, but at least they have both now showed their hands.
-- Chris Creamer’s sportslogos.net blog picked up on a change in the Dodgers’ logo so subtle that it almost went unnoticed (thanks to Mike Petriello for link).
-- The Riverside Press-Enterpise's David Lassen salutes the strikeout machine that is Kenley Jansen.
-- Where are they now department: Steve Soboroff has been named a senior advisor to the California Science Center for the transportation of the space shuttle Endeavour. The press release was apparently written by McCourt-has-no-comment spokesman Steve Sugerman.
-- The Dodgers have released a video contribution to the "It Gets Better Project," to curb bullying, particularly among the gay and lesbian communities:
-- And for those into rookie hazing, Robert Baly of VinScullyIsMyHomeBoy has several pictures of Dodgers rookies in interesting garb as they prepared to leave San Diego for Phoenix.
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Clayton Kershaw, left, signs balls for members of the Little League-champion Ocean View team prior to the Dodgers' baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 22. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press