Soft Liner Claims Part of a Kershaw Chopper
Not even a puffy protection cap would've helped Clayton Kershaw today.
But Giancarlo Stanton's studly new batting helmet is another story.
However, baseball's rules don't allow for that yet, and probably never will.
The Dodger ace got a facial from Oakland's Andy Parrino in a Cactus League game today, when a broken-bat liner sailed straight back up the middle. Kershaw had time to flinch, but that was about it:
Full marks for staying in the game, too. The Los Angeles Kings would be proud.
Kershaw might even get a nod of sympathy from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, who stopped a slapshot with his fact back in Game 7 of the 2010 Western Conference finals. Keith simply picked up his chicklets and took them to the bench. He stayed in the game, too, and ultimately hoisted the Stanley Cup.
No doubt Kershaw feels the same way.