Clayton Kershaw is a left handed Sidd Finch! Wait, what?!?

Posted: October 25, 2017 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Clayton Kershaw is the most dominant pitcher in the game.  I’m not telling you something you don’t know.  I love watching him, having him on my fantasy team and my man crush has even overcome my hatred for the Dodgers and has me rooting for him.  Watching him over the years I have never been able to put my finger on who that funky delivery of his reminds me of.  And then last night it hit me like a ton of bricks!

Take a look at this description.

He starts his windup. He sways way back, like Juan Marichal, and he suddenly rears upright like a catapult. The ball is launched from an arm completely straight up and stiff. Before you can blink, the ball is in the catcher’s mitt.

the motion reminded him of the extraordinary contortions that he remembered of Goofy’s pitching in one of Walt Disney’s cartoon classics.

Was it written about Kershaw?  Nope.  This was written about the greatest pitcher ever according to one George Plimpton Sport Illustrated article.

Take a look at this and try telling me a young Clayton Kershaw didn’t go in the backyard, put on a hiking boot, and emulate one of the best pitchers of his youth.

Clayton Kershaw is a modern day, left handed Sidd Finch.


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