Los Angeles Dodgers ace and future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw is a man of many talents, striking out hitters being chief among them. However, as confirmed by his wife Ellen, he is also apparently insanely good at pop-a-shot. Instead of using his time away from the rigors of baseball to work out and stay sharp for when the season resumes, Kershaw is perfecting his basketball skills, even challenging Dodgers outfield Joc Pederson.
Quarantining is much easier when you've got pop-a-shot in your living room, apparently.
Kershaw who went 16-5 with a 3.03 ERA last season, still has some time left to give basketball a go if he ever gets bored of striking out ten San Francisco Giants in seven innings every time he faces them. Maybe a reverse Michael Jordan is in the cards?
If we can't get to see Kershaw mowing down hitters or Pederson crushing 450 foot moonshots, the very least we can hope for is the pair going head-to-head in some sort of basketball competition. It would certainly liven up the quarantine routine for most Dodger fans.