Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw looking forward to fatherhood

Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw and his wife are excited for the birth of their first child.
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw might win the National League most valuable player and Cy Young awards this fall, but neither would be the highlight of his off-season.

Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, are expecting their first child -- a daughter -- in January.

“We’re pumped,” Kershaw said Saturday.

Kershaw, 26, said he had no particular hopes and dreams for his daughter, aside from happiness.


“I know the feeling of feeling helpless when your daughter or someone else you care about is going through something,” he said.

“I just hope that she is never sad. That’s my goal.”


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