Clayton Kershaw: a little different than Tim Tebow

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The other day I wrote that there are a lot of devoutly religious young ballplayers but we just don’t hear that much about them like we do Tim Tebow, in part because of the differences between the baseball news cycle and the football news cycle.

I still think that’s true, but over at the Los Angeles Times, Steve Dilbeck has a story about Clayton Kershaw and his faith that does suggest that personal temperament has a lot to do with it too.  The upshot: Kershaw approaches his faith and his job in different ways than someone like Tebow does.

No, not shocking or controversial. And for my part it doesn’t mean that he does things better than Tim Tebow does or whatever. Religion is just something kind of foreign to me, and I find it interesting when its nature (as opposed to its substance) is discussed. And this is a timely and interesting article given what we were talking about here the other day, so there’s that.