If anyone has been vocal with their distaste for the rumored ideas for the 2020 season, it’s Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. Whether it was playing in Arizona, or the three-hub division (that would have put Houston in with Los Angeles in the west), it didn’t matter. At the end of the day, the ace wasn’t going to spend months away from his family.
And rightfully so.
However, now CK seems really ready to start playing baseball again. Moreover, Clayton and his wife Ellen joined Spectrum News 1 on Thursday to talk about great work from Kershaw’s Challenge, and importantly, the latest with the season.
Clayton Kershaw and his lovely wife Ellen stopped by the show today to discuss lots of things including his thoughts on a possibility of baseball returning early July. #Dodgers #baseball #MLB #Kershaw #LA @SpecNews1SoCal @SportsNetLA pic.twitter.com/rW5GwAOHTo
— Kelvin Washington (@Kdubblive) May 7, 2020
Is Kershaw ready to get back to Dodger Stadium?
Yeah, I’m ready. I mean, I think that sounds great. I hope that’s true that we can start playing games and I think the best part about that proposal that I heard was that they’re trying to get us in our home ballpark. So we could play at Dodger Stadium and you know, obviously with there wouldn’t be fans for a while, but just to get to be in LA I get to be at Dodger Stadium again and playing some baseball. That sounds awesome to me for sure.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan confirmed that some MLB teams are telling players to start ramping up for a reduced version of a spring training by mid-June. In usual fashion, there’s no word on whether the Dodgers fall into that category. If a regular season gets going by early July, there’s a reasonable expectancy that a 100 game season would be played, potentially with altered playoff formatting.