Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Category: Humor

Video: Clayton Kershaw plants the seeds of distraction

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As Vin Scully narrated, Clayton Kershaw (“with a devilish look, like a little kid”) and Scott Van Slyke piled sunflower seeds on the shoulders of an unaware Alex Wood during Sunday’s 8-5 Dodger victory over Boston.

Kershaw played catch before Sunday’s game, so hopefully before too long he has even better uses for that golden left arm of his.

— Jon Weisman

Video: Ellis and Kershaw take Green Bay

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Courtesy of SportsNet LA, here’s a fun video of Clayton Kershaw joining A.J. Ellis at a Cowboys-Packers game in Green Bay last month — a day that includes Kershaw picking up the football and sending a pass too deep, and yet shallow, all at once.

— Jon Weisman

Flashback: The Dave Roberts experiment

Dodger director of graphic design Ross Yoshida passed along this video of Dave Roberts when he was the prankee on a September 2003 episode of “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” on the ol’ WB Network. (Former Dodger catcher Paul Lo Duca is in on the bit.) The Dodgers’ new manager is patient — really patient — but firm and in the end, able to take a joke.

— Jon Weisman

Clayton Kershaw, All-Star jokester

Clayton and Cali Ann Kershaw (John Grieshop/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Clayton and Cali Ann Kershaw (John Grieshop/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Here’s an anecdote that’s an antidote to any Tuesday morning Dodger blues. It’s from Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford — yes, that’s right — at the Brandon and Brandon blog (via

… Besides being an honor, the All-Star Game was one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had. When you play against guys, you form an impression of what they’re like. Then you get to spend a little time together and you sometimes see another side. For instance, Adrian Gonzalez. I could never get a read on him because he never really talks to you at first base, unlike some other first basemen. But I talked to him a bit in Cincinnati and he seemed like a really good guy. He was loose and having a great time in the dugout.

So was Kershaw. When the first-base umpire called a foul ball against us, Kershaw yelled in a high-pitched voice, “C’mon, Jerry! That was fair!’’ Then he turned to Dee Gordon next to him and in his own voice said — real loud — “Yeah, Dee! You tell him!’’  He was really funny, which is not what I think of him when I’m standing in the batter’s box. …

— Jon Weisman

Yasiel Puig’s chalk talk

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Fox Sports is the source of Yasiel Puig’s promise …

– Jon Weisman

The A.J. Ellis Happy Home Run Dance


Because when it’s right, it’s right …

— Jon Weisman

Clayton Kershaw plays William Tell, throws at Jimmy Kimmel’s head

No more introduction really needed …

— Jon Weisman

Video: Yasiel Puig makes merry on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’


Yasiel Puig’s All-Star campaign appearance Wednesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez produced some funny moments, including some unintentional liberties with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

— Jon Weisman

Ooooh … fire

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Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 7.28.34 PMI’m playing like a star.

I go to the stadium.

I come up close.

You don’t even know.

You say you don’t like it.

Van Slyke I know you’re a liar.

Because when we win …

Oooh …


– Jon Weisman

Clayton Jansen and Kenley Kershaw


Hard not to love these moments of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen impersonating each other. Video via Dodgerfilms, aka Bobby Crosby, who was profiled in the May issue of Dodger Insider magazine.

— Jon Weisman

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