He is the best pitcher in baseball, though maybe sometimes you’re uncertain what to make of Clayton Kershaw the person. In interviews he can be curt and impatient, and does not suffer fools gladly.
He can also be a terrific interview when the mood and questions strike him, and no one has ever questioned at his core he is nothing but an honorable, stand-up guy. His charitable work is well known, not that he’s resting on past accomplishments there, either.
On Tuesday Major League Baseball announced in Texas it would build its ninth urban youth academy in West Dallas.
And there on the stage in Dallas to announce the new facility with the Texas Rangers,...