March 10, 2008
He's still a week away from his 20th birthday, ranks as the best pitching prospect in all of baseball and now Clayton Kershaw even has earned the most fantastic nickname for a curveball, courtesy of the great one himself, Vin Scully.
Just watch what is the best spring highlight to date.
You don't even have to be a Dodger fan to get all excited over seeing the helpless look on Sean Casey's face. Kershaw is still young, but it seems like the practitioner of Public Enemy No. 1 deserves a chance to be Dodger Starter No. 5.
However, Joe Torre says no go: Kershaw will be in big league camp for the remainder of spring, but he's not a candidate for the rotation.
Since he's still a year away from legal drinking age, that kind of restraint is admirable.
Better yet, maybe he could teach those guys to pitch like that, too.