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Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Admits He's Excited to Return Home After Championship Win

Lois Oladejo
Oct 30, 2020
07:30 A.M.
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They say victory is always sweet. The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently over the moon at the moment, after they won the 2020 World Series. Clayton Kershaw, the team’s pitcher, has shared how it feels to be a world champion.

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On the back of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series win, team pitcher Clayton Kershaw feels pretty grateful. The pitcher appeared on an edition of Good Morning America, where he spoke on how he felt to win finally.

As Kershaw explained to the TV show, the season had been pretty difficult. Players had to leave their families and enter the MLB bubble due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait on February 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona | Photo: Getty Images

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Such separation meant that they were leaving quite a lot behind, and it was quite challenging. Despite it all, however, Kershaw said that it was still worth it to win the championship.

The MLB had a pretty challenging way back, as the players and management had to enter into several negotiation rounds. As Kershaw explained:

“If you told me in April or May that we were gonna get to have a baseball season and I was gonna get to win a World Series, I would’ve stayed in the bubble the whole time to do that.”

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Kershaw reiterated that it was an incredible feeling to have won. Everyone is in high spirits, from the players to the coaching staff and management. While the players were excited to finally go home to their families, they were savoring the feeling for now.

This marked the Dodgers’ first World Series win in three decades.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to get their hands on the World Series trophy. While the Rays had built an early lead, the Dodgers fought back to take a 2-1 advantage in the sixth inning.

The Dodgers did get some help after Rays pitcher Blake Snell was surprisingly pulled from the game despite a hot streak.

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Eventually, the Dodgers put their foot on the gas and walked away with a 3-1 win. This marked the Dodgers’ first World Series win in three decades.

The win also marked a significant one for Kershaw in particular. The Dodgers drafted the pitcher back in 2006, and he has been with them ever since.

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For 13 years, Kershaw had to wait for his chance to lift the World Series trophy. Now, he gets to live his lifelong dream. Speaking to ESPN, Kershaw explained that he couldn’t describe the feeling of finally winning the trophy. However, he felt content at the achievement nonetheless.  

Los Angeles is now the city of champions after the Lakers won their 17th NBA title earlier this month. Perhaps any other Los Angeles-based team can bring more silverware this season.

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