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Quite a weekend for Clayton Kershaw: One day after his first child was born, Sandy Koufax presented him with the 2014 National League Cy Young and MVP Awards at the 2015 Baseball Writers Association of America dinner in New York.
“If the writers still have their notes from last year, change 25 years of age to 26, change two Cy Youngs to three, add one MVP and you’re done,” Koufax said.
Kershaw’s speech was filled with thanks to Dodger teammates and staff, kicked off by gratitude to Koufax …
“Sandy, I don’t know where to start,” Kershaw said. “It’s tough for me to put into words how honored I am that you would even want to be here tonight.”
… a tearful acknowledgment of his wife, Ellen.
“She’s makes it all worth it,” he said.”
… and even a nod to the St. Louis Cardinals.
“Thank you for reminding me that you’re never as good as you think you are,” Kershaw said.