The latest “biggest start of Clayton Kershaw’s career” — how many times have we heard that one? — happens on Sunday night, in Game 5 of a World Series that’s knotted at two games apiece after Tampa Bay’s wild, more-than-slightly-unbelievable come-from-behind-with-two-outs win in the fourth contest of the series.
All eyes will be on Kershaw, the future Hall of Famer who owns a complicated, convoluted postseason legacy. But Game 5 isn’t about his legacy, at least not for Kershaw, and not for the Dodgers. At least not quite yet. Legacy talk is retrospective.
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For the big lefty who has a rocking chair on the back veranda at the Otesaga Hotel in Coopertown already reserved and waiting, Game 5 is about trying to help his teammates finally win the franchise’s first World Series championship since the year he was born (1988).
For a long time Saturday