Clayton Kershaw goes Texan with latest ‘free agent’ decision
By Adam Weinrib
Los Angeles Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw has reconnected with his southern roots as a part of his latest major free agent decision.
No, he’s not a Texas Ranger just yet. He’s still legally barred from making big decisions on his baseball future. Kershaw can attend as many Dallas Mavericks games as he wants to, but that won’t flip the switch and turn MLB transactions back on.
While Kershaw ponders the particulars of what he considers “home” now between Dallas and Los Angeles, he’ll be doing so in a fast food uniform, as the Hall of Fame left-hander took the plunge on Wednesday and signed on with Raising Cane’s.
Turns out Kershaw loves his chicken fried, though his opinions on cold beer on a Friday night, as well as a pair of jeans that fit just right, remain in question.
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has signed with Raising Cane’s
Cut to the entire greater Los Angeles area feverishly Googling, “Does Dallas have a Raising Cane’s? What about now?”
The free agent deal Kershaw inked follows in the footsteps of fellow stars Joc Pederson and Dansby Swanson, who went from World Champions to Papa John’s employees this week. All three major leaguers seem to be in the midst of a major career adjustment — some could call it a mid-life crisis — but if MLB calls, they’ll surely hand off their two weeks’ notice to their new bosses.
As a perk of Kershaw’s Cane’s deal, he was employed as a greeter on Wednesday, popping out of the drive-thru window to catch unsuspecting eaters off guard.
Kershaw, tragically, needs this gig right now, and any optics of the lefty entrenching himself in the deep south during this extended lockout sting.
Considering his place in the rotation is currently occupied by Andrew Heaney, the Dodgers remain the biggest losers in this fast food trade. Perhaps a direct, one-for-one swap is in order? Send Heaney to the fryers?