By Jon Weisman
How do you write the pitcher who has been disssected from seemingly every conceivable angle? For the 2015 regular-season debut of Dodger Insider magazine, our answer was to step out of the way and let the true experts take the lead.
For the April 2015 issue, we asked Vin Scully, Rick Honeycutt, Orel Hershiser and A.J. Ellis for bylined pieces on what, in their minds, makes Kershaw who he is. Here’s how it begins.
The stories are all insightful, with Ellis’ being particularly poignant and affecting. We’ve also transcribed Kershaw’s memorable awards-acceptance speech from January, which is only the more remarkable when you see it laid out in front of you.
Beyond the Kershaw series, this issue is chock full of features, including but not limited to what you see at right. Here are some more examples:
- Personally Speaking: Yasmani Grandal primed to prove he’s worth the price.
- Stadium Ways: For a few moments every spring, Dodger players make screen magic.
- Broadcast News: Jaime and Jorge Jarrin form a dream team in ’15.
- Myth and Reality: Even champions usually lack an ideal leadoff man.
Plus an even more expanded History Corner, our usual collection of photos and games, and much more …
The April issue of Dodger Insider is available to purchase in person at the Top of the Park gift shop at Dodger Stadium now and will be at all Dodger team stores starting with Saturday’s Freeway Series game against the Angels.
To subscribe to Dodger Insider, visit dodgers.com/magazine. Note: Subscriptions received through April 13 will begin with the May issue. Subscribe by April 30, and receive a free copy of the 2015 Dodger Yearbook.