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He cares: Sandy Koufax embraces Clayton Kershaw after Dodgers advance against Braves

David Brown
Big League Stew

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Everybody knows that Los Angeles Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax does not care he was mentioned in the movie "The Big Lebowski." So what does he care about?

He cares that the Dodgers were able to beat the Atlanta Braves on Monday night to advance in the National League playoffs. And he cares that Clayton Kershaw, a student of his and heir to Koufax's legacy, gave it a whirl on three days rest to help the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS. Just as Koufax is the bookend to Moses when it comes to 5,000 years of beautiful Jewish tradition, Kershaw is the bookend to Koufax when it comes to 50 years of Dodgers pitching tradition.

Via True Blue L.A., here's what Kershaw had to say about getting hugged by Koufax:

"He's just happy for us. Sandy is such a great guy. I think he genuinely cares about not only this team but kind of our well being," Kershaw said. "He cares about us. That's awesome.

"I have a great relationship with him. I have a ton of respect for him. To get a hug and get a good job from a guy like that, from a guy that's been there, from a guy that's done this before and was the best at it for a long time is pretty special."

He cares. Do you hear that? The man cares!

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