I saw this article from SI today by Cliff Corcoran, and had to post it. In part it said:
“There is now another Dodgers lefty who is at the forefront of any discussion about the greatest pitchers in the game today. That man is Clayton Kershaw, who last week won his second NL Cy Young award in the past three seasons (he finished second in 2012). Koufax, for all his incredible accomplishments, never once posted a park- and league-adjusted ERA+ as high as Kershaw’s 194 this past season (Koufax’s best mark was 190 in his final season). In addition, the first of Koufax’s Cy Young awards didn’t come until his age-27 season, whereas Kershaw has won two before the age of 26. Kershaw still has a long way to go, of course, but he has accomplished so much so soon that there is a very real possibility that he could one-day do the unthinkable: surpass Koufax as the greatest lefthanded pitcher in Dodgers history.”
He ends up saying this:
“It remains to be seen if Kershaw can ever equal Koufax in the hearts of Dodgers fans, but as an investment, he’s arguably more valuable right now than Koufax ever was.”
This is the stuff I was saying three weeks ago. SI is stealing my thunder. I agree 100%!
Now, off to that surprise (Wink, Wink) Birthday Party tonight. I think the best birthday gifts I got were comments from my two step kids (29 & 32 respectively):
- “Happy Birthday Mark. Hope you have a great day. You’ve been a really good step-father. Thanks for everything.”
- “Happy Birthday to the best Step-Dad, ever.”
Money can’t buy that stuff! I am blessed!