Clayton Kershaw’s continued support for LA at Super Bowl hinting at Dodgers return?

Thomas Carannante
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws to first for the out against Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws to first for the out against Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Hey guys … did you know Los Angeles Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford grew up together in Texas and went to the same high school?! The only storyline that’s been beaten harder into oblivion is NFL wide receiver Chris Hogan’s previous/current career in lacrosse.

Sunday’s Super Bowl offered more of the same, but at the very least there was some value and substance to it. Kershaw was present at SoFi Stadium cheering on his friend and the Rams, who brought home another championship trophy to Los Angeles.

Kersh even took part in some pregame festivities, appearing on NFL GameDay Morning with Rich Eisen. He was also seen on the jumbotron during the action and received an ovation from the crowd.

Is this providing Dodgers fans with hope that he’ll return in 2022 despite rumors suggesting he might retire or bolt for the Texas Rangers?

Clayton Kershaw’s strong LA ties give Dodgers fans hope.

And hey, with Stafford under contract in LA for one more year, Kersh has to run it back with the Dodgers for at least 2022, right? He can’t end his Dodgers career after an elbow injury shortened his 2021 campaign, which played a role in the team getting bounced in the NLCS.

Not too long ago, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he expects Kershaw to be ready for Opening Day. Throw in Kershaw riding the whole “bring another championship to LA!” narrative with two video posts on his personal Instagram account, and Dodgers fans might be getting the feeling a return is more than likely expected to be the offseason outcome.

Or maybe he’s leaving for the White Sox and Stafford will join him for a late career switch?! Not happening, but cute picture, right? How about we get a side-by-side of these two at the Rams’ parade and then again at the 2022 Dodgers’ parade?

That’d be a hell of a full circle moment.

Just look at Kershaw raising his arms in triumph! You mean to tell us his strong connection to LA isn’t going to lure him back to the Dodgers? It’s still impossibly difficult picturing him in any other uniform.

Perhaps he knows that … because it’s evident he can’t distance himself from the city he’s spent the last 14 years despite this being his first offseason as a free agent.

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