Clayton Kershaw's son is the cutest pitcher to ever step on the Dodger Stadium mound
Baseball is currently awash with second-generation players. Fernando Tatis Jr. has helped the Padres to a strong start in the NL West. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his much-anticipated debut on Friday and the Blue Jays haven't lost since.
But somehow it seems that we've been focusing on the wrong set of second-generation players all along. Following Sunday's Dodgers win over the Pirates, Clayton Kershaw's son Charley took the mound at Dodger Stadium. What he lacked in polish, he more than made up for by simply being way too adorable.
Right-handed pitcher, Charley Kershaw. pic.twitter.com/wldwAvwUnE— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 29, 2019
He looked a lot like his dad out there.
Like father, like son. pic.twitter.com/b6Yqqgijey— MLB (@MLB) April 29, 2019
The Kershaw family night at the park wasn't confined to the mound. Both Charley and his sister Cali took a jog around the bases with their dad.
Running the bases with Dad? How sweep. 😍 pic.twitter.com/dhIgx7rHpm— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 28, 2019
To complete a three-game sweep, the Dodgers overwhelmed the Pirates with their athletic ability on the baseball field. Now, for good measure, it looks like the Kershaws have decided to overwhelm the rest of us with cuteness.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.