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Kershaw Looked Superb, He Needs Consistency To Remove ‘The Label’

Total102 I didn’t watch Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night for the drama-of- the-super-rich-and-fabulous Los Angeles Dodgers against the little-engine-that-could Tampa Bay Rays. Sure, that’s a strong narrative. I watched to see Clayton Kershaw, one of the greatest pitchers of our time, crash and burn. I admit it. I wasn’t cheering for that More

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Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in RollingStone.com and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for CNN.com/Bleacher Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for FoxSports.com and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.

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  1. He’s been consistent in these playoffs overall. He had one bad inning against the Braves. It’s not a fun narrative because Kershaw has not been the same pitcher in the playoffs as regular season. But this is not Cy Young Kershaw anymore, so he really has been the same pitcher — regular season, postseason — this year so far.

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